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RELEASE: CAC Lauds Release of Final Report by Select Committee, Asks for Serious and Quick Consideration of Key Recommendations to Protect Democracy and Ensure Accountability for January 6th

WASHINGTON, DC – Following the release of the final report from the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol, Constitutional Accountability Center President Elizabeth Wydra issued the following reaction:

The criminal referrals that the bipartisan Select Committee made on Monday rightly garnered the public’s attention, but this final report demonstrates that those accountability measures are only part of the important work that lies ahead.

One of the many truly frightening things we learned about the violent attempt to overturn the 2020 election results and prevent the peaceful transfer of power is how close it came to succeeding.  That the insurrectionists came so close to succeeding makes clear that more needs to be done to strengthen guardrails on our democracy.

The bipartisan Select Committee’s final report—the culmination of nearly two years of meticulous information collection and nine public hearings—provides a blueprint for preventing future attacks on our democracy.  Congress and the Executive Branch must consider the final report’s recommendations seriously and with dispatch.  Nothing less than our republic’s future hangs in the balance.



Elizabeth B. Wydra, Constitutional Accountability for January 6th, Inside Sources, Sept. 15, 2022:

Praveen Fernandes, Examining our Past to Secure our Future: What Reconstruction can teach us about January 6th and Constitutional Accountability, ACSblog, Jan. 5, 2022:


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