Chairman Bob White
Statement on the Assault at the U.S. Capitol
I have many friends and fellow patriots that were in Washington DC today. As far as I can tell so far, they are all safe. I am incredibly thankful for that. I know for a fact that none of them would be involved in the violence and the assault on our Capitol that we all witnessed today. Which begs the question … exactly who were these criminals that attacked our capital and our institutions of government today?
I fear that we have lost the moral high ground today, and not because of anything that WE have done. I think back to the early days of the Tea Party and the 912 movements. Our protests and our demonstrations were, and have always been peaceful, and emanated from the best of our human emotions. We stood for the Constitution and for the Rule of Law. We stood for Liberty and Freedom. It is no small thing that we always left the grounds that we occupied cleaner than we found them. More evidence still that we were motivated by the love of country.
So where does this leave us? Where do we go from here? Let us begin with an unequivocal condemnation of the violent assault on our nation’s Capital that we witnessed today. Let us demand that justice be served and that those that perpetrated these heinous acts be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. And let us find out exactly who they are. We may well find that they were infiltrators to our movement determined to undermine us and destroy us from within. But make no mistake; they must be held accountable regardless of who they are and what their motivations were.
What follows is simple but certainly not easy. We take back the moral high ground! We continue to stand and fight for the Constitution and the Rule of Law, for Liberty, and for Freedom! What else is there for those of us that love our country? Did you think this would be easy; that the battle would be won in short order and we would all then go back to our quiet lives spent harmoniously with family and friends? Never a chance in Hell! We are in this for the long haul! This is the fight of our lives for the rest of our lives! Walk away if you do not have the stomach for it. For the rest of you … See you on the battlefield!
Chairman, Republican Liberty Caucus of Florida