A walk for unity at Sevier Park

Posted at 9:33 PM, Jan 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-10 22:33:05-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — It's been a chaotic week across the country.

Congress affirmed President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College victory over President Trump, hours after rioters breached the capitol.

Now a growing number of lawmakers including Tennessee Representative Jim Cooper are calling for President Trump to be impeached.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced on Sunday the House will proceed with bringing legislation to impeach President Donald Trump to the floor.

In response to the civil unrest, on Sunday Afternoon a group of people came together for a "Walk for Unity" in at Sevier Park.

Organizer Shawn Dromgoole says during a time of where our country is so divided, he wants to encourage folks to be able to hold healthy conversations that can be productive towards change and understanding.

"To see the Capitol get breached it broke my heart , said Dromgoole, "If I were to do that I'd be dead or in jail instead of letting anger get to me, we're going to walk and have conversations, walk through this."

Since the riots at the Capitol, Tennessee lawmakers have addressed it.

Senators Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty issued a joint statement saying: "it was a shocking day of lawlessness. We watched in horror as rioters breached the security of both Houses of Congress... and inflicted significant property damage upon those historical halls."

They go on to say "As Americans we must unite in our commitment to the Constitution and rule of law."

January 20th is inauguration day.