Statement on Insurrection in Washington D.C.

The Breakthrough Institute is shocked and appalled by the violent insurrection and seditious actions at the U.S. Capitol and in Washington, D.C. We will be temporarily pausing communications and scheduled content to allow critical on-the-ground information to be more easily disseminated.

We call for the immediate restoration of order in our nation’s Capitol and the prompt confirmation of President-elect Biden’s Electoral College victory. We also believe that those responsible for this assault on American democracy must be held to account. The insurrectionists who stormed the Capitol must be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, and those who incited and enabled them must also be held accountable. That includes, most especially, President Trump. His continual promotion of baseless conspiracy theories and encouragement of elected officials to abrogate election results has enabled his supporters to disrupt basic democratic processes. We call for his immediate removal, either via impeachment or invocation of the 25th Amendment.

We will continue to stand up for our democracy and are unequivocal in our support for the American values of peace, liberty, and justice.