Hulett: New leadership will restore America in 2022 and beyond – InForum


I first entered our United States Capitol in absolute awe at age 12 on a school safety patrol field trip. Other visits over time included get-togethers with our North Dakota and Minnesota Representatives and Senators. In 1999, from the Senate gallery, I witnessed the historic closing session of President Clinton’s impeachment trial. I last entered in 2004 to honor President Ronald W. Reagan lying in state under the magnificent Capitol Dome.

Our Capitol is the sacrosanct edifice of freedom and liberty. Under any and all circumstances, crossing fences on Capitol grounds is intolerable. Entering the Capitol building without permission is criminally ignorant. Physically breaking into the Capitol warrants maximum lawful punishment, but absolutely not being arbitrarily executed. Capitol Police officer Michael Byrd has never been charged with the senseless shooting and…

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