For Immediate Release
June 27, 2021
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(BPRW) CBC Statement on the Announcement of a Select Committee to investigate the January 6th Capitol Insurrection

(Black PR Wire) WASHINGTON – The Congressional Black Caucus applauds Speaker Pelosi’s announced plans to create a Select Committee to investigate the January 6th Capitol Insurrection.

Our Members, many of whom were in the House Chamber and others who were in their offices across the Capitol Complex, witnessed, first hand, the unprecedented attack on the seat of our Democracy by racist, white domestic terrorists.

The unwillingness of Republicans in the Senate to join us in seeking answers around this horrific event, sends a strong message to those who were involved and those who may consider similar actions in the future. It sends a message of disregard for the institutions of our Democracy…it sends a message of disregard for their colleagues and the staff who support our Democracy, and it sends a message that violence driven by racism and white supremacy is somehow ok.

Despite the unwillingness of our Senate GOP colleagues to collaborate on this issue, Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats will aggressively lead the way in acting to defend our Democracy. The CBC joins Speaker Pelosi in hoping that Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy appoints responsible Members from his Conference to this Committee and we look forward to a Member of the CBC serving on this important body.

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