Lofgren Statement Regarding Ranking Member Davis' Letter to Speaker Pelosi

Jan 3, 2022
Press Release

San Jose, Calif. – Committee on House Administration Chairperson Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) issued the following statement today after Ranking Member Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) sent a letter falsely accusing the Speaker of the House of preventing the House Sergeant at Arms and Chief Administrative Officer from complying with preservation requests related to the January 6 attack on the United States Capitol: 

“The Ranking Member’s letter is pure revisionist fiction. The Chief Administrative Officer and House Sergeant at Arms  have already notified Ranking Member Davis they are complying with preservation requests and will fully cooperate with various law enforcement investigations and bonafide Congressional inquiries. Today’s letter is yet another attempt by the minority party to distract and deflect. House Democrats will continue to examine the facts, circumstances, and causes of the January 6th attack, identify lessons learned, and recommend laws, policies, procedures, rules, or regulations necessary to protect our republic in the future.” 

Background: 

In a February 1, 2021 letter, Chief Administrative Officer of the House Catherine L. Szpindor and Acting-House Sergeant at Arms Timothy P. Blodgett responded to Ranking Member Davis, noting “the CAO and HSAA are taking appropriate steps […] to preserve information and data related to the attack on the Capitol,” and “anticipate working with any House and/or Joint Committees with appropriate jurisdiction, yet-to-be enacted commissions that Congress may choose to establish and empower to investigate the events, and other entities that may become involved going forward.” 

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Congress Number: 
117th Congress