Kelly Statement on Anniversary of Deadly January 6 Insurrection
Today, Arizona Senator Mark Kelly released the following statement on the anniversary of the deadly insurrection that took place in the U.S. Capitol on January 6th, 2021.
“The deadly insurrection a year ago on January 6th was an attack on our democracy and a dark day in our country’s history. Despite this unpatriotic attempt to silence the voices of Arizona voters, democracy prevailed. As the son of two police officers, I am grateful for the bravery that law enforcement and Capitol Police demonstrated that day and since. While investigations continue to hold lawbreakers accountable, we have a responsibility to continue standing up for democracy and working to bring Americans together behind our shared values,” said Senator Kelly.
Following the deadly insurrection, Kelly co-sponsored bipartisan legislation to award United States Capitol Police and those who protected the U.S. Capitol on January 6 with the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian honor bestowed by Congress.