Chairman Steve Knotts shared the following message with the Fairfax GOP membership on Sunday, January 17:
The Fairfax County Republicans have repeatedly condemned all political violence and do so again in the wake of the attack on the Capitol. We remain grateful supporters of our dedicated law enforcement community and mourn the loss of life, including Officer Brian D. Sicknick and Officer Howard Liebengood, as well as veteran Ashli Babbitt.
On January 13, 2021, President Trump issued the following statement via press release: “In light of reports of more demonstrations, I urge that there must be NO violence, NO lawbreaking and NO vandalism of any kind. That is not what I stand for, and it is not what America stands for. I call on ALL Americans to help ease tensions and calm tempers.”