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Lofgren Statement on Appointment to Select Committee to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol

Washington, D.C. – Committee on House Administration Chairperson Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) issued the following statement today after Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced her appointment to the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the United States Capitol, established by the House of Representatives yesterday:

“January 6 was one of the darkest days in our country’s history.  Violent insurrectionists attempted to obstruct the peaceful and lawful operation of our government.  I am honored Speaker Pelosi has asked me to serve on the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the United States Capitol.  I do so with a profound commitment to our Constitution and to finding the truth.

“Because Senate Republicans filibustered the creation of a bipartisan, independent commission, the Select Committee is necessary.  We need an objective, clear-eyed review of what led to the insurrectionist attack.

“The Committee on House Administration has held five oversight hearings on issues in its jurisdiction related to January 6 which revealed detailed and disturbing problems.  We will continue to pursue remedial action.

“The fact that there were deficiencies in the management of the Capitol Police did not cause the insurrection.  The Select Committee will investigate the causes and circumstances leading up to the events that day.  The American people deserve answers to these questions and plans to protect our institutions.

“I look forward to working with my Select Committee colleagues to uncover the truth, protect our democracy, and ensure that such an attack will never happen again.”

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