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DGA Statement on the One Year Anniversary of the Attack on the U.S. Capitol

Democratic Governors Association Chair North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper released the following statement on the one-year anniversary of the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol:

Today marks the one-year anniversary of one of America’s darkest moments when armed insurrectionists launched a violent and deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol with the intent of halting the sworn duty of lawmakers to certify the 2020 presidential election.

“Despite the existential threat it faced on January 6th, our democracy prevailed — largely because of the bravery exhibited by the officers of the U.S. Capitol Police and other law enforcement. We know that those who wanted to topple our democracy haven’t given up and they have moved their assault to state capitols and legislatures across the country.

“The lies and extremism that led to the January 6th insurrection and its dangerous aftermath have no place in the United States of America, and governors must help lead the way in standing up for the truth, protecting our democracy and making sure that it’s the vote of the people that decides elections.”