On Jan. 6, I watched in horror as a Princeton alum — and sadly, a classmate — led an effort that resulted in an insurrection on the United States Capitol and democracy itself. Princeton calls on its alums to act “in the nation’s service and the service of humanity.” Senator Cruz’s actions disrespected the U.S. Constitution, undermined America’s democratic institutions, and emboldened forces around the world that seek to repress freedom and self-government. I call on my classmates and fellow alums to condemn Senator Cruz’s actions in the strongest possible terms. We are better than this. 

Ann Kelly Bolten ’92
Chevy Chase, Md.