Walz calls for civility during Monument tour

Created: January 13, 2021 06:14 PM

(ABC 6 News) - Wednesday, Governor Tim Walz made a stop at the Wasioja Historic District in Dodge County calling for reflection, civility, and peace in the wake of last week’s events in Washington D.C.

Governor Walz encouraged Minnesotans to reflect on the greater context that led to this dark moment in history.

As our nation works to hold those who participated in or incited last week’s violence accountable, Walz urges Minnesotans to reflect on how divisive rhetoric undermined our democratic institutions over time and will call on Minnesotans to come together to restore democracy for all.

"Its unfortunate passion does not have to equal violence. We have a system in place and I've said it again, I've been on the losing ends of folks I wanted to get elected. It makes you really upset, you don't understand why people voted the other way but you respect where its at," said Governor Tim Walz."

The Wasioja Historical District is home to the last standing Civil War recruit station, where more than 300 people became the first in the United States to sign up in defense of the Nation.

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