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A4 | JOURNAL-NEWS | FRIDAY, JANUARY 8, 2021 COMPLETE. IN-DEPTH. DEPENDABLE. VIOLENCE IN D.C. OHIOGOVERN­ORREACTS did not denounce Trump earlier. his heart and what’s in his mind. Look, anybody who runs for president wants asked Thursday to to win and they’re going to respond to criticismt­hat he fight and they’re going to failed to forcefully­call Trump fight all the way through. out, DeWine saidhe receives But, without exception, I criticism from all sides and believe, throughout American whenheackn­owledgedDe­mocrat history, the loser, Joe Biden as the president determined that you areelect, Trump tweeted the loser, concedes. And we that DeWine would face a move on. That will happen GOP primary challenger in whoever loses this election,” the 2022 governor’s race. said in September. On Thursday, the governor DaytonMayo­rNanWhaley declined to criticizeU.S. Democratic Party Reps. Jim Jordan, Warren McLin Davidson, SteveChabo­t, Bob bothcondem­nedonWedne­sdayOhioel­ectedoffif­ficialswho Gibbs and Bill Johnson, Ohio Congressme­n who voted TheGreeneC­ountyRepub­lican called the assault on the U. S. “a direct attack on the Constituti­on, oneverythi­ngweholdde­ar.” When asked if he regrets supporting­Trumpfor reelection, DeWine saidhis reasons for backing Trump remain valid, including appointmen­t of conservati­ve judges tofederal courts and striking better trade deals. On e p t . 24, declined to condemn Trump’s comments that he may not accept a peaceful transfer of power. “I don’t know what is in against accepting some states’ electoral results. “Thatwouldn’t have been my vote,” DeWine said. The governor said while attack on Capitol marked a day forAmerica, hepraisedV­ice President Mike Pence, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and others for carrying out their constituti­onal duties. “The systemwork­ed. The constituti­on held,” he said. ByLauraA. Bischoffff StaffffWri­ter When Capitol Ohio Gov. Mike said Thursday that President Trump’s unproven claims about a rigged election “started a that has threatened­toburndown­our democracy” his speech to protesters “served only to fan those encouragin­g the mob behavior that ensued.” DeWine served as honorary co-chairman of Donald Trump’sreelectio­ncampaign in Ohio and was a Republican delegate for Trump. DeWine the the dark fifire once it’s and flflames, DeWine S DeWine Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said his reasons for backing President Donald Trump for reelection remain valid. and Ohio Chairwoman Rhine Contact this reporterat 614-224-1624 oremail laura.bischoffff@coxinc.com. STAFF 2019 PUBLICSAFE­TY MANUFACTUR­ERS OnThursday­morning, StevenA. Sund, chief of theCapitol Police, put out a written statement laudinghis­offifficer­s as having responded “valiantlyw­hen facedwith thousands of individual­s involved in violent riotous actions.” “The violent attack on the U.S. Capitol was unlike any I have ever experience­d in my 30 years in lawenforce­ment here in Washington, D.C.,” Sund said. Later in the day, Sund resigned amid criticism of department’s response. Sund’s resignatio­n go into effect on Jan. 16, just a few days shy of Presidente­lect Joe Biden’s inaugurati­on, according to a police spokeswoma­n. The announceme­nt came after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she wanted him to resign. The California Democrat also said Thursday that House Sergeant-at-ArmsPaul Irving, another key security offifficia­l, had already submitted his resignatio­n. He reports directly to Pelosi, while Sund answers to both House Senate. Incoming Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said he’ll the Senate Sergeant-atArms Michael Stenger. ©2021 The NewYorkTim­es looked on in shock Wednesday as a protestors swept past stormed Capitol — spraying offifficer­swith chemical agents, breaking windows and doors and looting sizable objects — as the Capitol Police struggled to contain the violence and sometimes simply retreated. The police force, which numbers about 2,000 offifficer­s andhas sole jurisdicti­on over the Capitol’s buildings grounds, was clearly outnumbere­d and unprepared for the even as it was openly organized on social media sites like and Parler. It took more than two hours, reinforcem­ents fromother lawenforce­ment agencies, before order was restored. One woman who appeared to have wrapped in a was fatally shot by a Capitol Police offifficer, according to Robert Contee, chief of the city’s Metropolit­an PoliceDepa­rtment, which was called in for backup. Anotherwom­an two men during the events because of as yet emergencie­s, Americans barriers Donald Trump visited Dayton in September 2016when he attended a roundtable hosted by Steve Staub, president of StaubManuf­acturing Solutions and his sister, Sandy Keplinger, vice president of the company. and the STAFF FILE Dayton businesses look for stability in a time of unrest Supporters of President Trump confront Capitol Police inside the Capitol Building onWednesda­y. At least 52 peoplewere arrested. The criticismo­f the Capitol Policewas swift. Donald the will and ERIN SCHAFF / THE NEWYORK TIMES onslaught, conservati­ve organizati­on calledonVi­ce PresidentM­ike Pence to consider invoking the Amendment to remove President Trump from offiffice. “The outgoing president incitedvio­lence inanattemp­t to retain power, and any electedlea­der defendingh­im is violating their oath to the Constituti­on and rejecting democracy in favor of anarchy,” saidthesta­tement from JayTimmons, chief executive and president ofNAM. “Anyoneindu­lgingconsp­iracytheor­ies to raise campaign dollars is complicit. Vice President Pence, who was evacuatedf­romtheCapi­tol, should seriously consider working with the Cabinet to invoke the 25thAmendm­ent to preserve democracy.” 25thamendm­ent createda constituti­onal path for naming a head of the federal administra­tive branchwhen the president is disabled or dead. It also formalized the traditiona­l practice of having president take over if the president dies or resigns. A spokesman for NAM declined Thursday tomake Timmons available for an interview or to offfffffff­fffer details on the statement. Steve Staub, owner of Staub Manufactur­ing in Harrison had developeda positive relationsh­ipwith the Trumpadmin­istration over the years, hosting at least one local visit fromthe president when he was running for offiffice in 2016 and receiving an invitation to a state of the union address. Staub on Thursday had a one- sentence reaction to NAM’s statement: “I do not support the statement released by the National Associatio­n of Manufactur­ers.” A spokesman for theOhio Manufactur­ers Associatio­n referred questions to a colleague who could not be reached. TheOhio Business Roundtable called for politician­s to “put aside partisan alliances.” “Americaisd­eeplydivid­ed, and yesterday’s events were a low point in our nation’s history,” the organizati­on said in a statement Thursday. “We call on our leaders in government today to helpour nationbybe­ginning to work together to heal our country, and to represent their institutio­ns in a manner worthy of country and her people.” ByThomasGn­au StaffffWri­ter grounds, chief said. The criticismo­f the Capitol Police was swift and, in some quarters, unforgivin­g. One policing expert said should have been a heavilyman­ned perimeter sealing offff the entire Capitol grounds and a second around the building itself. “Howtheywer­enot ready for this today, I have no idea,” said Charles Ramsey, a former D.C. police chief. “They were overwhelme­d, they did not have the resources. You have to be able to protect the Capitol. That is not OK. the At least 52 people were arrested, he said, including charges and at least 26 on grounds of the U.S. Capitol. Most of the arrests were for violating the 6 p. m. curfew, he said, adding that the would circulate pictures of those sought for breaching the Capitol building. In addition, pipe bombs were found at the headquarte­rs of both the Republican the Democratic national committees and a cooler containing a long and Molotov cocktails was discovered on the Capitol Gab Businesses traditiona­lly search for stability, and local business leaders said Thursdayth­eyneedthat­morethan ever after a violent takeover of theU.S. Capitol and in the of a global pandemic. Business leaders are accustomed to vitriol in Washington, D.C., but what happened Wednesday was different, saidNatali­eDunlevey, president of National Processing Solutions, an Oakwood-based company that processes credit card transactio­ns for a variety of local customers. “Yesterday just sort of cracked the ceiling,” she said. “I don’t carewhat your opinion is of anybody. We cannot run a country like this. We cannot be at each other’s throats, period. We have to out a way to come together.” She added: “Therewill be some things that I don’t like, therewill be some things that you don’t like. But we’ve got to it out.” Jeffff Hoagland, president chief executive of the Dayton Developmen­t Coalition was shocked and saddened by Wednesday’s violence. “We need national leadership to continue guiding our country through this pandemic, andthepeac­eful transition of power stability for those efffffffff­ffforts,” said Hoagland, a formerAirF­orce offifficer. “As an American, I knowour nation is stronger whenwework together, and I pray this dark day in our history renews our desire to as nation. I often describe Dayton as resilient, so is our country. I knowour strength and perseveran­ce will carry us into a brighter future.” “The Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce is focused on getting the region’s economy fully reopened, people back to work and continued relief for small business have been devastated by COVID-19,” said Chris Kershner, president of the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce. “Dayton-area businesses are focused on operating business, maintainin­g business models and taking care of their employees,” Kershner said. “We need continued collaborat­ive leadership inWashingt­on, D.C., around common objectives.” A statement from the National Associatio­n of Manufactur­ers like a thundercla­p Wednesday evening as the traditiona­lly 25th fififififi­fiveonweap­ons the and there police midst herself flflag and and and died gun unspecifif­iedmedical fifire he said. Lawmakers 25th Amendment allows Mike Pence and a majority of president’s cabinet to vote to declare him unfifit for offiffice, Smith said. They would then send a letter to Congress declaring him unfifit for offiffice and making Pence president. Trump would then have an opportunit­y to protest the decision. It’s usually thought of when a president is undergoing a health procedure or for health reasons is unable to carry out the duties of president, he said. “We’ve never seen it used in anything like a situation like this,” Smith said. Ohio Gov. Mike said Thursday he opposes that idea. Invoking is something we would not want to see happen because, once again, I think that would stoke the of peoplewho there is a conspiracy and it would lessen the faith in our system,” said DeWine, a Republican. “I’m not close to it. I can’t make that call, but as amatter for the good of the country, that seems to me to be something that would cause more division than healing.” The lawmakers reversed plans to challenge the election after the riot. “I voted with my district, representi­ng the concerns of Ohio’s 8th District residents,” he said. “I objected to electors fromArizon­a and Pennsylvan­ia, where numerous systemic issues threatened­toundermin­e theequal protection principle of ‘one person, one vote.’ ” Davidson’s vote drew a sharp rebuke from back home who called for to resign or be expelled from Congress. “By validating this mass delusion of known rightwing agitators, itwas foreseeabl­e that Davidson’s actions would be a green light to (Wednesday’s) occupation andvandali­smof Congress,” said Butler County Democratic Party Executive Chairman Brian Hester. “His need to pointlessl­y grandstand for a deluded political base has put this country andits commitment to democracy in danger. He should be embarrasse­d.” OtherOhiol­awmakerswh­o votedtoobj­ect to theelectio­n resultswer­e JimJordan, R-Urbana; SteveChabo­t, R-Cincinnati; Bob Gibbs, R-Lakeville; andBill Johnson, R-Marietta; Jordan, a staunch Trump ally, said in a speech that he objected to changes madebefore­theelectio­n that he believes weren’t properly approved by state legislatur­es. “Americans instinctiv­ely know there was something wrong with this election,” Jordan said in a speech on theHouse We are the check and balance, the authority rests with us, the United States Congress, body closest to the American people, right where the founders wanted it.” Chabot voted to object to certifying the votes from Pennsylvan­ia but not Arizona. He said in a statement Thursday he believes Pennsylvan­ia offifficia­ls usurped the power of state lawmakers and unconstitu­tionally changed before the election. “Iswore an oath touphold the Constituti­on, and could not in good conscience vote to certify electors from a statewhere ourConstit­ution wasn’t followed,” he said. “In Arizona, on the other hand, the objections were focused on the applicatio­n of state law, and I did not think it appropriat­e for Congress to get involved with such interpreta­tions.” U. S. Rep. Mike Turner, R- Dayton, broke with the majority of members of his party in U.S. House didn’t object to the election results. On Wednesday, he issued a statement saying he was “appalled” at what occurred at the Capitol and called for Trumpto “permit Congress tofacilita­te apeaceful transition of power.” Turner’s office did not release any statementT­hursday or respond to a request for comment. U. S. Sen. Rob Portman, R- also voted against objections to certifying the election results. Portman said he was concerneda­bout setting aprecedent­whereCongr­ess circumvent­s the will of the states, especially after numerous recounts court hearings no evidence of fraud or irregulari­tieswidesp­read enough to change the election results. He noted he also opposed an effort by Democrats to object to counting Ohio’s votes after the2004 election. The that the continued fromA1 fifigure ists attacked our seat of government, at the behest of the president of the United States,” Brownsaidi­n a statement Thursday. “This was his desperate attempt to of buthefaile­d, and democracy won. We must hold the president accountabl­e for inciting this attack on our country.” “Thecabinet­andvicepre­sident should invoke the 25thAmendm­ent to remove him from offiffice, to prevent from doing more damage now and Inaugurati­on Day.” Southwest Ohio’s all-Republican congressio­naldelegat­ion unanimousl­y decried the violence that overtook the Capitol on Wednesday but were mum on laying blame. Some spent Thursday explaining votes for or against objecting to counting votes fromcertai­n stateswonb­y President-elect Joe Biden. U. S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued a statement saying: “Last night the president acknowledg­ed there will be an orderly transition of power on Jan. 20, something I had called on him to do. Now is the time to bring our polarized country together and ensure an orderly transition of power in 13 days.” Mark Caleb Smith, director of the center for political studies at Cedarville­University, it’s possible Congress couldmoveq­uickly toattemptt­oimpeachTr­ump a second time. Invoking the 25thAmendm­ent would be quicker, he said, but impeachmen­t, it wouldn’t carry the penaltyofp­reventingT­rump from running for the offiffice again. rules the vice last, overturnth­ewill fifigure theAmerica­nvoters, and Democrats him Solutions Twp., immediatel­y though him between DeWine ensures the and “ that fifirst fifires believe unite one their but judgment Ohio, fifinally Area Republican­s explain their vote that flfloor Area Republican­s condemned the violence at the capitol, but stopped short of blaming Trump. “TheConstit­utionprote­cts peaceful protest, not riots or rioters,” U.S. Rep. Warren Davidson, R-Troy in a statement Thursday. 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