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DeLauro Statement on Trump-Instigated Coup Attempt

January 6, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) issued this statement on the acts of terror carried out today that shut down the United States Capitol in an attempt to overturn the results of the election:

“I am grateful for the outpouring of support and relieved to report that both my staff and I are safe.

“Make no mistake, this was a coup attempt instigated by President Trump. Everyone who has aided and abetted him for the past four years bears responsibility for today’s violence.

“January 6 will go down as a dark day in United States’ history, but our democracy will prevail over the violent mob that ransacked our Capitol. In two weeks, President-elect Biden will take office and begin the work of healing our nation.

“I stand ready for Congress to reconvene and complete our work counting the Electoral College votes and formalizing President-elect Biden’s victory. Together, we can overcome the hate that inspired today’s events and move forward to a brighter tomorrow.”