Sen. Formica on the Jan 6, 2021 Violence in Washington D.C.

January 6, 2021

Connecticut State Senator Paul Formica (R-20) offers the following statement reaction to the violence in Washington D.C on the day the 2020 Election results were to be certified:



“I strongly condemn the violent and destructive actions of those who stormed our Congress today in Washington D.C. in an attempt to disrupt our democracy in action.


“As I was being sworn in this morning as your State Senator, we were surrounded by protesters who exercised their first amendment rights peaceably and respectfully as we all should be able to do.


“What happened today in D.C. was the complete opposite.


“We should never resort to, nor condone violence as a means of expression.


“Those actions today in our nation’s capital are completely unacceptable.


“The election is over. The President has lost both at the ballot box and in the courts. Its time for us move forward peacefully.”


Senator Paul Formica is the Deputy Senate Republican Leader and represents the towns of Bozrah, East Lyme, Montville, New London, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Salem, and Waterford.