Two years ago, our nation was shocked by an attempted coup. On the anniversary of that day, Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released a statement reflecting on the events of January 6, 2021, and what has happened in the years since.
“Two years ago, at the encouragement of the former President, a violent mob stormed the Capitol, attacked law enforcement officers, and tried to stop democracy in its tracks. I am forever grateful for the law enforcement officers who put their lives on the line to defend the Capitol. Without their bravery and sacrifice, it’s hard to imagine the additional horrors our Nation may have seen that day.
“In the two years since, hundreds of insurrectionists have been charged for their crimes and, through the work of the January 6th Committee, we have seen just how far the former President and his supporters were willing to go to destroy our Democracy. Though former President Trump failed that day, his legacy lives on as members of the Republican Party embraced his Big Lie and continue to sow doubt in our elections and democratic institutions. On this second anniversary, we must remain vigilant against extremism, demand accountability for those responsible for the January 6 attack, and reject anti-democratic values from political leaders.”