Insurance coverage trade responds to violence on the US Capitol
Joe Biden has now been officially recognized by Congress as the next US president, but the process was not without its tumult – and now the insurance industry has responded.
On Wednesday, the challenges to President Donald Trump’s victory of Biden turned violent in the U.S. Capitol as lawmakers met to confirm the election result. The trial was soon interrupted by a pro-Trump mob who besieged the Chamber of the House and entered the Senate Chamber, bringing lawmakers to safety.
At least four people died in the chaos, according to Bloomberg, and a woman was shot and killed by Capitol Police as protesters stormed the Capitol building. In addition, at least 52 people were arrested and weapons were reportedly confiscated. Several experts have since referred to Wednesday’s events on Capitol Hill as a “terrorist attack” and reiterated similar discussions that are currently being held in connection with the recent bombings in Nashville and whether this attack should be classified as terrorism.
In response to developments in Washington, DC, the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (the big “me”) have now issued a statement from Bob Rusbuldt, the big “me” President and CEO.
“The number one priority for independent insurance agents and brokers is and has been to keep people and property safe and secure,” he commented. “Yesterday’s violence at the US Capitol was appalling and inexcusable. The big ego strongly condemns those who endangered lives and desecrated this powerful symbol of our democracy. We will continue to advocate for the safety of all Americans and compliance with the United States Constitution as our country moves forward after this worrying incident. “