THE HISPANIC BAR ASSOCIATION OF NEW JERSEY STRONGLY CONDEMNS THE ATTACK ON OUR NATION’S CAPITOL
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 7, 2021
The Hispanic Bar of New Jersey (HBA-NJ) strongly condemns the violence, destruction, and threat to life and justice that took place in Washington DC. HBA-NJ President, Reynold Lambert, remarked: “The rioters who broke into our Nation’s Capitol Building pursued an extremist agenda by engaging in violence and destruction, undermining the bedrock of our political rights and democratic freedoms. Although our democracy safeguards the right of peaceful protest, those who choose to participate in criminal behavior must be held accountable under the law. As Americans, we must stand together and call for an end to such outrageous attacks to our sacred democracy.”
After the chaos and destruction subsided, President Donald J. Trump conceded the election and finally affirmed that there would be an “orderly transition on January 20th.” “The peaceful transition of power is not, and never has been, an option exercisable at the whim of the President. It is the core of our democracy, and it must be respected, always. We urge President Trump to stay true to his word and honor his oath to defend the Constitution,” said President Lambert.
About The Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey
Founded in 1980, the HBA-NJ is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit association that is comprised of attorneys, judges, law professors, law students, and other professionals who share a common interest in addressing the issues affecting Hispanics within the legal community.
The purpose of the Association is to serve the public interest: (i) by cultivating the art and science of jurisprudence, (ii) by advancing the standing of the legal profession, and (iii) by preserving high standards of integrity, honor, and professional courtesy among Hispanic lawyers.
Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey
P.O. Box 25562, Newark, NJ 07101