WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, issued the statement below on the anniversary of the January 6, 2021 insurrection in the U.S. Capitol:

“When an angry violent mob staged an insurrection on January 6th and desecrated our Capitol — the temple of our democracy — it was not just an attack on the building, it was an attack on our Republic itself. Yet thanks to the heroism of the Capitol Police and other law enforcement officers, we were able to resume our work and every state’s certified electoral votes were counted. Under unimaginable circumstances, democracy prevailed.

“A year after that dark day, our hearts remain heavy as we think of the law enforcement officers who lost their lives or suffered injuries. It is due to their bravery that we were able to facilitate a peaceful transition of power, and we will forever be grateful.”

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