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Schrader Statement on Anniversary of January 6 U.S. Capitol Attack

Today, U.S. Congressman Kurt Schrader (OR-05) released the following statement to mark the one-year anniversary of the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol:

“The January 6, 2021 attack on our U.S. Capitol is one of the darkest days in American history. Lives were lost and many more were endangered, including those of my staff, colleagues and the law enforcement officers who risked everything to protect us. One year has passed, but we cannot allow ourselves to forget what happened, or the election fraud lies that fueled the violence. The insurrectionists must face justice because their extremism and hate do not belong in America.

“It is painful to remember the attack, but we must keep drawing lessons from it to heal and ensure it never happens again. I promise to keep working in Congress to protect our democracy for all Oregonians and help our country move forward together.”