On the evening of January 6, 2021, President Pines responded on Twitter to the violence in Washington, D.C.:
Today, we saw violence, chaos, and dangerous disregard for the rule of law in our nation’s capital, less than 10 miles from our campus. I hope every member of our UMD community is safe. We are monitoring the situation closely, as many of our neighbors are under curfew.
Even as we come to grips with the attack we witnessed today, I believe in the resiliency of our democracy. Stay safe.