LaMalfa said: “The mob mentality has swept the nation at lightning speed – it’s long past time for the violence to end. Statues and memorials of the men who tirelessly fought for our freedoms – including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln – have been defaced to express an irrational hatred for America. I cannot stand by and watch the legacy of our nation’s heroes wiped from the public square. Protestors have every right to peacefully assemble and seek to have their grievances addressed, but vandals need to be punished to the fullest extent of the law. I fully support efforts to arrest, send to trial and convict to the harshest punishment allowed by law anyone guilty of the desecration of historical monuments and war memorials. Ten years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine should help put history into prospective for these criminals.”
Congressman Doug LaMalfa is a lifelong farmer representing California’s First Congressional District, including Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou and Tehama Counties.