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TSU student says “the spirit of fear has evoked” the nation after violent U.S. Capitol confrontation

Written by on January 8, 2021

By KTSU2 News Service

A Texas Southern University student said the mob violence at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday was unbelievable and that America needs to come together and not allow the divisive leadership of President Trump to further divide the nation.

Protestors scale the U.S. Capitol west wall Wednesday during protest. Photo AP/Twitter

Deona Braxton said no one wins from violent confrontation.

“I can’t believe that in the United States, the land of the free, the home of the brave that this is happening here on U.S. soil,” Braxton said.

Braxton said President Trump’s social media posts on a wide range of topics have mislead and deeply divided this nation.

“I don’t think that our current president is making the situation any better by going to social media and fueling the fire,” Braxton said.  “I don’t think his approach is really conducive for a leader of the free world.”

Braxton, who is a Christian, said she’s disappointed and even outraged by the rioting that occurred in Washington, D.C.   

“I pray that we can come together as a nation and that we can come to a solution.  People are being harmed; the spirit of fear has been evoked in our nation,” Braxton said.

On Wednesday, January 6, thousand of pro-Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol building while Congress was certifying the presidential Electoral College votes. They broke into the congressional chambers and offices leaving a path of destruction.

Five people died including a Capitol police officer.

The TSU student said that she will do her part to advocate for unity and reconciliation in her own community.

“I will be taking this to my prayer closet and asking God what I can do to be a help and not just be a person who stands by; but be someone who can bring a solution to the table,” Braxton concluded.