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House of Representatives
Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session


Posted: January 7, 2021 05:09 PM
From: Representative Malcolm Kenyatta
To: All House members
Subject: Condemn the Insurrection Against the Capitol Building
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer rightfully called January 6, 2021, a day that will live in infamy.  While Congress met in the People’s House to officially tally the Electoral College votes for President, a violent mob of domestic terrorists descended upon the Capitol Building and forcibly entered its hallowed halls.  As lawmakers and their staff barricaded themselves in secure locations, the aggressors proceeded to pillage offices, destroy property, and assault law enforcement personnel.  Still others paraded around the floors of the House and Senate and smiled for photographs while pilfering public property. 
As the nation – and indeed the world – watched in horror, President Donald Trump did little to quell the violence or stop the despicable attack against the literal foundations of our democratic republic.  These terrorists acted at the direction of President Donald Trump, who has long refused to concede defeat in the presidential election.  Furthermore, lawmakers who have shamelessly spread misinformation and lies about the integrity of the 2020 election are complicit in this baseless attack.
Not since 1812 was our nation’s capital assailed, and never by so-called “patriots.”  The actions of the domestic terrorists on January 6 were a revolt against the United States.  I can think of nothing more undemocratic, nothing more treasonous.  As such, I plan to introduce a resolution condemning this blatant insurrection in the strongest terms possible.  
We need to say now, unequivocally and without reservation, that mob rule and attacks on our republic have no place in the United States of America.  Join me in standing up for democracy.

Introduced as HR42