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Gretchen Whitmer and Rick Snyder call for unity after violent protests on Capitol Hill

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Posted at 6:07 PM, Jan 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-06 18:07:40-05

LANSING, Mich. — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and former Gov. Rick Snyder are calling for unity among Americans following the violent protests that broke out on Capitol Hill Wednesday.

“What is unfolding today in our nation’s capital is truly appalling,” says Governor Whitmer. “Violence, vandalism, and insurrection have no place in this great country of ours. We are a nation of laws, not mobs.”

“We must always remember that we are Americans first, and we are not one another’s enemy,” Rick Snyder added. “That’s why I join with Governor Whitmer in calling on people of goodwill across America to pray for peace, calm, and healing.”

Governor Whitmer also says it’s time to move forward from the election to focus on overcoming the coronavirus pandemic.

“We must unify as one nation to defeat our real enemy, which is the pandemic that has taken far too many of our friends, neighbors, and loved ones,” says Whitmer. “Let's all stay safe. Let’s take care of each other. And let’s move forward together, as one United States of America.”

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