Harrisburg, ILL—State Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) issued the following statement on the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol:
“I am utterly disgusted by what occurred at our nation’s Capitol building today. The violent actions perpetrated by these protesters were inexcusable and dangerous. Sadly, this underscores the reality that we have become a country deeply divided and polarized. Our right to freedom of speech is a fundamental principal that should be protected, but what happened today was not about protecting our Constitutional freedoms. Today was about extremists who took it upon themselves to incite violence and their actions are indefensible. As we reflect on today's baseless actions, my thoughts and prayers go out to those placed in harm's way."