Congresswoman Bush Statement on Second Anniversary of Insurrection on U.S. Capitol
Washington D.C. (Jan. 6, 2023)— Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) released the following statement regarding the second anniversary of the violent insurrection incited by former President Donald Trump on the United States Capitol.
“Two years ago, Donald Trump and MAGA Republican Members of Congress incited a premeditated, white supremacist, deadly and violent insurrection against our nation's Capitol in an attempt to overturn the 2020 election results and invalidate the voices of Black, brown, and Indigenous voters. Two years later, these same Members of Congress that are complicit in the assault on our country still walk past me in the halls of Congress, introduce and promote legislation supporting their fascist agendas, and are presumably set to become part of the House majority, putting them in charge of Committees, legislation that comes to the floor and even Capitol security. Thus far they have managed to dodge responsibility, ignore subpoenas, and avoid any and all accountability, but I refuse to allow racist, hateful attacks on our democracy and communities to go unchecked. The people of our country must be assured that no lie, conspiracy theory, or armed group of white supremacists has the power to overthrow the government they freely and fairly elected. They deserve to know that their representatives denounce white supremacy and oppose allowing its endorsers in Congress — especially those who have indisputably violated their oaths of office — to continue serving in our government. This is what I have been fighting for since that dreadful day, and it is what I will continue to fight for until we are successful.”
The Capitol insurrection occurred on Congresswoman Bush’s third day in office and ever since, she has been a fierce advocate for accountability for those responsible. Immediately after the attack, she introduced H.Res 25 to investigate and expel members of Congress that aided and abetted this violent insurrection.