FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 6, 2020
Credit Union National Association (CUNA) President/CEO Jim Nussle released the following statement amid the violence at the United States Capitol:
“As I watch the assault on the U.S. Capitol unfold, I am first reminded of the oath of office that I once took and to my commitment to the Constitution and the principles which underpin our democracy. What we are witnessing is outrageous, without precedent, and runs counter to our values as Americans.”
“Our democracy is facing a crucial test—one that is a culmination of the increasingly polarizing and divisive political environment and one that simultaneously demands we reconcile who we, as Americans, have become with who we should be.
“I am confident that the foundation of our democracy is strong, having withstood multiple tests to our national character. This moment cannot be lost on us and presents an opportunity for us to do better and be better.”
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