Sarasota mayor reacts to situations unfolding in the nation’s Capitol

Sarasota mayor reacts to situations unfolding in the nation’s Capitol
Authorities secure the area outside the U.S. Capitol, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (Source: AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) -As tensions rise in the nation’s Capitol ABC7 is reaching out to leaders on the Suncoast.

“No single candidate for any office, including President, is more important than our democracy. We pledge allegiance to the flag and the constitutional republic for which it stands. Not ever to any one person. Casting doubt on our democratic institutions without direct evidence or acting violently outside of our constitutional order is the antithesis of patriotic. It’s undemocratic and sad,” said Sarasota Mayor Hagen Brody.

ABC7 has also reached out to several other mayors in the area and we’re waiting to hear back.

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