Lofgren Statement on 100 Days Since January 6

Apr 16, 2021
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Committee on House Administration Chairperson Zoe Lofgren issued the following statement as today marks 100 days since the Capitol insurrection on January 6:

“Today marks 100 days since violent insurrectionists, incited and encouraged by Former President Trump, attacked the Capitol.  January 6 was a traumatic event – for those who defend the Capitol, those who were in the Capitol on that day, those who knew their family or loved ones were present, and those who watched the events unfold from across the country.  Many Americans have spent much of these 100 days asking how an attack like this could happen.

“In those 100 days, the Committee on House Administration has assisted with two important reviews happening simultaneously.  Lieutenant General Russel Honoré and his team reviewed Capitol security, completed a report with detailed recommendations, and held a series of bipartisan briefings to share their conclusions with Members.  At the same time, U.S. Capitol Police Inspector General Michael A. Bolton and his team immediately paused other ongoing projects to review the Department’s performance related to the insurrection.  The Inspector General’s initial findings are deeply concerning, and I eagerly await his further reports.  The Committee began a public hearing about those findings yesterday, and we will continue that hearing next week.

“Our important, and necessary, review of the Department’s performance as an institution and its leadership does not diminish the courage and valor of the men and women who so bravely fought to defend the Capitol on January 6.  Indeed, our goal is to make certain they have the leadership, training, equipment, and support needed to be safe and prepared, and in turn ensure Congress can continue its work on behalf of the American people.”

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Congress Number: 
117th Congress