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July 01, 2021

Aguilar Statement on Appointment to Serve on Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol

Rep. Pete Aguilar issued the following statement after being selected by Speaker Pelosi to serve on the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol:

“January 6th was one of the darkest days in our country’s history, and I’m honored to have been selected by Speaker Pelosi to serve on this committee. I was on the House floor that day when a violent mob, intent on preventing the certification of a free and fair election, broke into the Capitol. The attack on the Capitol and our democracy left five dead, more than 140 police officers injured, and Members and staff traumatized. We owe them—and we owe the American people— a fair, thorough and evidence-based investigation into what happened that day so that we can ensure it never happens again. To be clear, the attack on January 6th was an attempt to prevent the peaceful transition of power that is the cornerstone of our democracy. While this attempt ultimately failed, we cannot and should not move on until we have completed a thorough investigation to understand what happened that day and in the days leading up to it.  I look forward to working with my colleagues on the committee under the leadership of Chairman Thompson to uncover the truth and provide the accountability the American people deserve.”

 

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