The president of the US Travel Association has condemned the violent storming of the US Capitol building by Trump supporters on Wednesday, slamming the violent riots as destructive to the nation’s democratic reputation and domestic peace.
Travel to the US is a $2.6 trillion industry and the association’s president and CEO, Roger Dow, challenged Americans do to better for the sake of the country and the future.
“We are profoundly heartbroken by the disturbing actions at the US Capitol that are being viewed around the world. The behavior we are witnessing has no place in any peaceful democracy, much less in the country that is supposed to be the foremost example of democratic principles,” Dow said in a statement issued Wednesday.
The statement continued, “Working American families depend on a productive government to facilitate their livelihoods — especially in this time of unprecedented crisis and challenge — and the willful disruption of our democratic transition is an unacceptable act of harm that is felt not just in Washington, but