“We have witnessed actions in the Capitol building that were contrary to the rule of law. The rights to freedom of expression and assembly do not entitle anyone to resort to violence, riots and uprisings,” they said in a statement.
The statement is considered a significant step because the leaders seek, wherever possible, to avoid taking positions that may have a political overtone. But given what happened, the chiefs felt it was important to make a statement given the seriousness of the opening events.
“As members of the service, we must embody the values and ideals of the nation. We support and defend the Constitution. Any act of violating the constitutional process is not only against our traditions, values and oath; it is against the law,” it said. in the statement.
In addition, the statement mentioned the certification of the congressional election and said: “President-elect Biden will be inaugurated and become our 46th Commander-in-Chief.”
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