Addressing the anniversary of the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement:
“The violent insurrection on January 6th was and is a stain on our American democracy. We were doing our jobs, counting Electoral College results and making sure the election was certified when a violent mob waged an attack on our Capital in an attempt to subvert the will of the American people. I remain incredibly grateful for and inspired by our Capitol Police officers who risked their lives to protect us and our democratic institutions.
There can be no denying what happened. We owe it to the American people to see the investigation through, uncover the facts, and understand President Trump’s role. We must hold those responsible accountable – it’s important for history, it’s important to uphold the integrity of our nation, and it’s vital to preventing this from ever happening again. As we move forward, we must continue our efforts to seek the truth, uphold the sacred right to vote, heal our nation, bridge our divides, and make it clear that there is only one way to win an election: democratically.”