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UK President Eli Capilouto Releases Statement On Capitol Hill Mob Action

UK President-elect Eli Capilouto

University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto had this message Thursday for the UK community following the storming of the US Capitol by pro-Trump supporters.

  "Yesterday was as unsettling a day for our country as most of us can ever remember. We were reminded anew that violence is never an answer to disagreement. But as a long night began to yield to a new day, we were reminded, too, that fundamental values endure: a belief in free and fair elections, a commitment to the peaceful transfer of power, the foundational idea that the responsibilities of democratic citizenship in our society must prevail. In the successful completion of the Presidential election, we witnessed again the genius of our system of self-governance – our capacity for reflection and our commitment to continual renewal as the part of the project of building a more perfect union."