Photo courtesy of Capitol Police Chief Matthew Romei

Vermont Business Magazine This afternoon, Lieutenant Governor Molly Gray issued the following statement in response to the vandalism and threats to the Vermont State House following yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling:

“As Vermont Capitol Police reported this morning, the Vermont State House was vandalized last night. Unknown vandals smashed seven windows in the front of the building, including my office window. also spray-painted the front gantry, declaring, “If abortions aren’t safe, neither are you”.

I am alarmed by these attacks on our State House – my workplace – and condemn them in the strongest possible terms. Vermonters feel deep anger and frustration following yesterday’s Supreme Court decision. I share this frustration. However, threats of violence and destruction of property are absolutely unacceptable and are never the solution.

The Vermont State House is the people’s house and together as Vermonters we have taken incredible steps to protect basic human rights. Vermonters should be proud that we have one of the strongest laws in the country to protect reproductive rights. In November, Vermonters will have the opportunity to amend our Vermont Constitution to enshrine reproductive freedom permanently.

I call on the people of Vermont to continue peaceful and positive action to correct this horrific injustice by the United States Supreme Court. We need to come together, work together and stay united.

25.06.2022. Montpellier, Vermont – Lieutenant Governor Molly Gray