Rep. Sewell Commemorates the 2nd Anniversary of the Deadly January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol
January 6, 2023
Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) joined her colleagues on the steps of the House of Representatives to commemorate the 2nd anniversary of the deadly January 6th attack on the United States Capitol. Her statement is below:
“Two years ago today, Americans watched in horror as former President Trump incited a violent and deadly attack on the United States Capitol. The January 6th insurrection was an assault not only on the Capitol Building, but on the peaceful transition of power and Democracy itself.
“Today and every day, I am grateful for the heroic officers who put their lives on the line to defend our democracy and who continue to secure the Capitol against ongoing threats. My heart goes out to the families of the fallen officers who joined us on the House steps this morning.
“I commend the thorough, bipartisan work of the January 6th Committee which brought the facts to light and found that President Trump and his allies engaged in insurrection against the United States and our Constitution. No one is above the law, and we must relentlessly pursue accountability for those involved in orchestrating this attack, including the former President.
“I will never forget the feeling of terror as my colleagues and I laid on the ground trapped in the House Gallery, fearing for our lives and for the survival of our democracy. As we continue to heal and move forward, know that we are committed to doing all we can to prevent such a heinous attack from ever happening again.”