WASHINGTON – The National Housing Conference condemns the insurrection that took place at the U.S. Capitol Building on Jan. 6, 2021. We commend House and Senate leaders for returning to the Capitol the same day to complete their work certifying the election of President-elect Joseph Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.
We all share responsibility for preserving and protecting our Republic. This means we must hold the insurrectionists responsible and prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law. NHC has been defending the American home for 90 years. The Capitol building is the home of our democracy and the House of Representatives, the People’s House. An attack on the Congress is an attack on all of us.
We also object to the outrageous double standard shown towards those peacefully protesting on behalf of racial justice. It is unacceptable that federal law enforcement troops clubbed and gassed peaceful protestors in front of the White House last June, while in January a violent mob attacked Capitol Police officers with baseball bats on the steps of the Capitol, chased officers through its hallways and ransacked the House and Senate chambers and the Speaker’s office.
The next 13 days are critically important and history will judge us all by our actions, not our words or intentions.
About NHC: The National Housing Conference has been defending the American Home since 1931. Everyone in America should have equal opportunity to live in a quality, affordable home in a thriving community. NHC convenes and collaborates with our diverse membership and the broader housing and community development sectors to advance our policy, research, and communications initiatives to effect positive change at the federal, state, and local levels. Politically diverse and nonpartisan, NHC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.