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Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, Oregon
Among Oregon's nearly all-Democratic delegation, the Electoral College votes were supported by both U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden and U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley. Four of the five Oregon Democratic House members — U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer, U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio and U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader — supported the slates brought to the Capitol in thick mahogany boxes.
“Lives were lost, blood was shed, laws were broken,” said Oregon Democratic Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, in an interview over zoom with Fox 12. “Donald Trump cannot accept reality that he has lost an election,” Bonamici added.
The lack of comparative data from the state makes it hard for the public to get the full grasp of the situation. In a Dec. 17 conference call with Oregon Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, D-Beaverton, superintendents from rural and metropolitan districts shared their struggles with COVID-19 impacts on their ability to provide quality education.
I am currently sheltering in place and safe," Oregon Representative Suzanne Bonamici tweeted.
Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, Rep. Cliff Bentz and Rep. Kurt Schrader also released statements on Twitter.
Reps. Suzanne Bonamici (D-Ore.) and Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) both said they were safe. They referred to the crowd's actions as "domestic terrorism" and put blame on Trump for provoking the violence.
U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, D-Beaverton, said after being evacuated from the House side of the Capitol that she didn't think what was happening was possible in the United States. “It’s like a third-world country,” Bonamici told the Oregonian in a phone call. “Someone has been shot in the Capitol. The Capitol windows have been shot out. It’s unbelievable.”
U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici on Twitter called it "a sad and dangerous day for our democracy."
Oregon Rep. Suzanne Bonamici has become the second member of the state's Congressional delegation to call for the resignation or removal of the president. Bonamici, whose district includes parts of Portland and ranges to the Oregon Coast, joined Rep. Earl Blumenauer in making the call after a pro-Trump mob breached the U.S. Capital.