Rule of Law

RELEASE: CAC President Commends 1/6 Committee for Beginning Important Work, Urges Accountability

WASHINGTON – As the bipartisan Jan. 6 Select Committee holds its first hearing, Constitutional Accountability Center President Elizabeth Wydra issued the following statement and is available for further comment:

“As the bipartisan Select Committee established to investigate the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol holds its first hearing today, we commend Committee members and the police officers testifying for beginning the difficult and necessary work of uncovering the truth about that terrible day.

Lawmakers and the American people need to have an accurate, complete, and shared understanding of what happened and why. Understanding the events of that day — and the factors that led to it — is essential not only for the accountability that must come, but also for our ability to prevent similar attacks on democracy from ever happening again.”


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