Steil Statement on Third Night of Violence in Kenosha

August 26, 2020
Press Release

JANESVILLE, WISCONSIN—Today, Congressman Bryan Steil (WI-01), who represents Kenosha County in Congress, issued a statement following the third night of violence in Kenosha.

I ask the nation to join me in praying for our community of Kenosha. Last night the situation went from bad to worse. We are once again still gathering the facts. The violence must be stopped. Yesterday, Governor Evers sent 250 National Guard to Kenosha. This was woefully insufficient. Yesterday, I asked the President for additional assistance. He agreed. The offer was rejected by Governor Evers. Again, I call on the Governor to accept the President’s offer of assistance, supported by Kenosha officials, which includes National Guard from other states and federal law enforcement officers. The violence needs to stop now."

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