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Freshman Makayla Austin

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

“I thought that they were being stupid and reckless.”

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

“I would consider them rioters.”

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

“I think they should find and arrest the people [that stormed the Capitol] and make sure the Capitol is more secure.”

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?

“I think that they should and have him impeached so that Trump can’t run again.”