Today, I wanted to just say something about what happened this week on Capitol Hill. On Wednesday, the 6th of January, 2020, I was at my home, watching LIVE as Congress voted to certify President-Elect Joe Biden’s win. I tuned in around 1:45 pm, and a little after 2 pm, the exact time escapes me, I saw as there was a small scuffle on the House floor. At the time I didn’t understand what was going on. I honestly thought that Senators and Reps were arguing over what was being said. I saw people running out of the room. Again, I thought really? They’re so upset that they need to leave the room??? Little did I know what was really going on…
The cameras cut out of the floor and went straight to reporters as they finally explained what was happening, and then into the Capitol rotunda as people walked in casually, one after another. After another. One or two police officer walked by, using walkie talkies, but not doing anything at the moment. I couldn’t believe it. Never in a million years would I have thought that people would go this far.
I watched all day, glued to my phone. I felt all sorts of emotions. I wanted to cry, I really did. But I didn’t. I couldn’t let myself go there. My son asked me what was going on, and I briefly explained that people were protesting because they didn’t like the outcome of our elections. The same one Mommy went to several months ago.
The only thing that I will say about all of this going forward is #stopthehate and #stopthelies Just. Stop. Stop all of this division. No one is better than anyone else. We are all members of this wonderful country. I am proud to be a United States Citizen. Proud to call this my place of birth. Proud that my children were all born here. And I am proud to be Ecuadorian too. My parents were born in Ecuador. My husband was born in Ecuador. Being from the U.S. does not make me better than anyone else. And having darker skin than others does not make them better than me.
WE ARE ALL THE SAME. WE ARE ALL HUMANS.
Signing off with much love for everyone,