Statement on U.S. Capitol Unrest
Like all Americans, I am shocked and appalled by the behavior taking place in our nation's capital today. I know these events are upsetting to all Americans and our allies. We are closely monitoring the situation, and our priority is to keep employees safe.
Democracy thrives on passionate debate and different opinions but dies in anarchy and violence. The actions of this small minority do not represent the majority of Americans across the political spectrum who strive for the good but who may differ on how that good is accomplished. One thing I know we can all agree on is that violence, lawlessness, and anarchy have no place in our nation. We believe in civil political discourse and the fundamental right to peacefully protest but strongly condemn violence or intimidation.
One of the things that I have always admired about our democracy is our ability to peacefully transition power, which we have done for nearly 250 years. My thoughts are with the innocent victims of today's unrest as well as the brave members of the military and law enforcement for stepping in to end this behavior.
The principles and values that weave together the fabric of our society, our freedom, and our way of life will endure far beyond this turbulent moment in time.
Roger A. Krone
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer