Washington D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-GA) released the following statement on the two-year anniversary of the January 6, 2021 insurrectionist attack on the United States Capitol.
“The violent assault on our U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021 was a dark day for our nation and for our democracy. As we mark its second anniversary, I remain deeply grateful for all of the law enforcement officers, lawmakers, staffers and workers who protected our institutions that day and every day, preserving our noble experiment in self-government. I also continue to pray for the loved ones and colleagues of the U.S. Capitol police officers and others who lost their lives because of the attack on our Capitol, as well as all those impacted by the violence that day. Above all, I continue to pray deeply for our country—that the courage, patriotism and resilience that saved our democracy from insurrection will endure; that we will strengthen our democracy by addressing efforts to undermine voting rights and other attempts to subvert our system of government; and that we will keep working to realize our nation’s highest ideals, to ensure another tragedy like January 6 never happens again.”