The Republican Chairman, Dr. Gordon Eck, was slanderously misquoted in the DLN this morning.
This was his actual response:
"People have a constitutional right to peacefully gather to address grievances but it appears some individuals came to the rally in Washington for nefarious reasons, violence resulted, and a precious life was needlessly lost. This behavior is to be unequivocally condemned and should be renounced as an attack on our democracy and its institutions.
Behavior is rooted in belief. It is my hope and prayer that going forward we as a people, despite our differences, will live with mutual respect, guided by our shared identity as people made in the image of God."
Additional comments from Dr. Eck will be forthcoming.