WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), former impeachment manager, today released the following statement marking two years since January 6, 2021.
“Today marks two years since insurrectionists violently attacked the U.S. Capitol and democracy itself. We honor the law enforcement officers who risked their lives to keep us safe and defend our democracy from those who sought to interfere with the peaceful transfer of power. Their heroic efforts helped preserve the great experiment that is our democracy. Today, we also remember the five officers who died in the days and weeks after the attack and honor their service.
“January 6, 2021 showed us all how fragile our democracy is and serves as an important reminder that it is up to all of us to protect it and participate actively in it. Today, we also acknowledge the resilience of our democracy as a result of the resolve and character of the American people. Today, and always, I remain committed to ensuring that every single American not only has the right to vote but that their vote is counted. I remain steadfast in my commitment to preserve and defend the Constitution of the United States. And I remain humbled by the honor of serving in the U.S. House of Representatives.”