The U.S. Capitol was breached with Pro-Trump protestors on Wednesday afternoon, as lawmakers were gathered inside to formalize President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in November’s presidential election.
California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley released the following statement in response to the events transpiring at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6:
“The actions of violent rioters who have trampled our nation’s Capitol and our sacred democratic process must be condemned in the strongest possible terms. Our thoughts are with our state’s Congressional delegation, some of whom are graduates of our colleges, as they seek to carry out their constitutional duties. Community colleges are among the most democratizing institutions in our nation. As educators, these events reinforce the need to advance work of diversity, equity and inclusion in our colleges as we help build up communities and strengthen civic life.”