‘Naked act of insurrection’: San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg denounces violent protesters at US Capitol

Nirenberg says violence contradicts the US’s principles

Mayor Ron Nirenberg (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg denounced the violent protesters in Washington, D.C., who were at the U.S. Capitol to try to obstruct the certification of the Electoral College votes of the November 2020 election in which President-elect Joe Biden won with 306 electoral votes.

Nirenberg took to Twitter to express his disdain for the rioting at the nation’s Capitol.

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“It is an extraordinarily sad day when rioters storm our nation’s Capitol to violently disrupt Congress as it works to certify the electoral college vote. This is a naked act of insurrection and should be treated as such,” Nirenberg tweeted.

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Nirenberg continued by saying the violence contradicts the United States’ principles and the peaceful transition of power.

“The United States of America has a long and cherished history that is founded upon a peaceful transfer of power, and this episode is contrary to our nation’s most important principles. We must reject and rise above these violent acts,” Nirenberg said.

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Ivan Herrera has worked as a journalist in San Antonio since 2016. His work for KSAT 12 and KSAT.com includes covering breaking news of the day, as well as producing Q&As and content for the "South Texas Pride" and "KSAT Money" series.

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