My grandparents immigrated to this country to seek a better life for themselves and their families. I am confident that, as they have done for over years, members of the Yale community will continue to bring light and truth to a world in such great need of both.
I wish you all peace in the days ahead.
They put lawmakers, staffers, and many others in danger. As I write this evening, I am reassured to know that our lawmakers have d their work: I trust they are determined not to be further deterred.
Now more than ever, we must commit ourselves to placing the Constitution and the preservation of our cherished democratic traditions above partisan preference and political advantage. In the United States of America, it is the fundamental responsibility of every patriotic citizen to support the rule of law.
Date: Wednesday, January 6, Dear Members of the Yale Community, Today in the United States Capitol, as senators and representatives were carrying out the constitutional process of certifying the winner of the presidential election, a mob used violence and menace to disrupt this most basic functioning of our democracy. Today in the United States Capitol, as senators and representatives were carrying out the constitutional process of certifying the winner of the presidential election, a mob used violence and menace to disrupt this most basic functioning of our democracy.
Please know that OISS continues to be here to support you during these unprecedented times; reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns. The acts of the rioters were disgraceful; they demonstrated a fundamental disrespect for, and attempted subversion of, a cherished American institution.
During this troubling time, I am reminded of the generations of Yale students, staff, faculty, and alumni who have served this nation and our world with courage and fidelity. And so it has been for generations of Americans. Their resolve calls for the same from the citizens they represent.
The violence we saw today on Capitol Hill underscores for me that our democracy must enjoy complete and uncompromised protection. Below is the message that President Salovey sent to the University community on January 6th.