Oregon AFL-CIO President Graham Trainor responded to the assault on the United States Capitol Building today:
“We witnessed one of the greatest assaults on democracy in the history of our great nation today. Oregon’s unions condemn this violent attack. Make no mistake: this act did not happen casually nor without instruction. For years, President Donald Trump has spewed conspiracies, hate, and outright lies to his supporters and today’s attack in our nation’s capital is the result of his words and actions.
Our country is in the grip of a deadly pandemic. We need our government to be able to function without fear of the violence we saw today in Washington D.C. and last month in Salem. There is too much important work to do to deliver much-needed relief to working people. This kind of obstructionist violence cannot continue.”