Scott Statement on Insurrection at United States Capitol

January 6, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement:

“Today’s attempt at a violent coup at the United States Capitol marks one of the darkest days in our nation’s history. I am reminded of President George Washington’s warning of ‘cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men . . . enabled to subvert the power of the people and usurp for themselves the reins of government.’  Last November, the people of our country spoke loudly and clearly and elected Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to serve as our next President and Vice President, respectively. Those results were certified by Democratic and Republican election officials all across the country. Now tonight, the Congress of the United States will count the certified votes of the Electoral College pursuant to the Constitution. We will not be intimidated from doing our constitutional duty and affirming the will of the People.”

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