U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement:
“We are profoundly heartbroken by the disturbing actions at the U.S. Capitol that are being viewed around the world. The behaviour we are witnessing has no place in any peaceful democracy, much less in the country that is supposed to be the foremost example of democratic principles.
“Working American families depend on a productive government to facilitate their livelihoods—especially in this time of unprecedented crisis and challenge—and the wilful disruption of our democratic transition is an unacceptable act of harm that is felt not just in Washington, but in every corner of the country.
“With all our hearts, we urge the swift and peaceful end to the chaos and mayhem in our capital city, and that we come together to heal and move forward for the sake of our country and our future.”