Spanberger Statement on Senate January 6 Commission Vote

May 28, 2021
Press

HENRICO, V.A. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today released the following statement after the U.S. Senate failed to move forward on establishing a bipartisan commission to investigate the events of January 6.

“History will not look kindly on cowardly lawmakers who blocked a bipartisan compromise and refused to stand up for the rule of law, refused to remember the injuries sustained by law enforcement officers defending the Capitol, and refused to protect our democracy.”

Last week, Spanberger voted with a bipartisan majority of the U.S. House of Representatives to establish a 9/11 Commission-style panel to investigate the attempted insurrection on January 6. This commission would use a bipartisan group of law enforcement, civil rights, civil liberties, privacy, intelligence, and cybersecurity experts to both examine the origins of the attack on the U.S. Capitol Complex and prevent future threats.

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