Statement from Assemblyman Zwicker

8 January 2021

Like you, I watched the events at the Capitol with anger, sadness, and shock. I am appalled by the violent assault that occurred on the Capitol, which represents a dangerous and intolerable attack on our Constitution and our country. The flag of the United States of America was removed and replaced with a Trump flag. Additionally, a confederate flag was brought inside the US Capitol, a demonstrator was shot and killed, a Capitol police officer from NJ died from injuries sustained in the struggle and several others died from medical events.

This tragedy shows disdain for our institutions, traditions and our values. Our democracy is predicated on the peaceful transfer of power, and our commitment to democratic principles must be upheld.

Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker
16 Legislative District