First Lady Melania Trump spoke after the Capitol Hill riot and condemned the violence and urged Americans to “listen to one another, focus on what unites us, and rise above what divides us,” according to the Daily Caller.
Trump supporter-rioters stormed the United States capitol committing acts of vandalism and postponing the certification process as members of Congress were forced to evacuate the building.
“I am disappointed and disheartened with what happened last week.”
“I find it shameful that surrounding these tragic events there has been salacious gossip, unwarranted personal attacks, and false misleading accusations on me – from people who are looking to be relevant and have an agenda. This time is solely about healing our country and its citizens. It should not be used for personal gain.”
Melania Trump said that her heart “goes out to” those who died during the riots.
“I pray for their families comfort and strength during this difficult time,” she said.
“I implore people to stop the violence, never make assumptions based on the color of a person’s skin or use differing political ideologies as a basis for aggression and viciousness,” she said. “We must listen to one another, focus on what unites us, and rise above what divides us.”
“Our path forward is to come together, find our commonalities, and be the kind and strong people that I know we are,” she said.
Melania Trump said it’s “inspiring” to see so many Americans show “passion and enthusiasm in participating in an election.” The First Lady urged Americans not to “allow that passion to turn to violence.”
“It has been the honor of my lifetime to serve as your First Lady.”
“I want to thank the millions of Americans who supported my husband and me over the past 4 years and shown the incredible impact of the American spirit. I am grateful to you all for letting me serve you on platforms which are dear to me.”