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Junior Serena Binto

What was your initial reaction to hearing news of the events that transpired at the Capitol building on Wednesday?

“My mom first told me about it when she was at the grocery store, and when I first heard it, I was questioning if it was real or not.”

Would you consider the people who entered the building protestors, rioters or something different?

“Definitely not protestors. I think they fall under the category of rioters. They weren’t doing it for a specific cause; they were just doing it to be disrespectful.”

How do you feel these actions will affect the future of our country and what steps should be taken next by our lawmakers?

“It’s definitely not a good way to start off the new year. In order to have two political parties, we must be able to coexist, and these people did not represent their side well.”

Do you believe the 25th Amendment (which states if the President becomes unable to do his job, the Vice President will assume the role of the President) should be exercised in response to the president’s words and actions on the day of the Capitol shutdown?

“Yes.”