Attorney General James’ Statement on One Year Anniversary of January 6th Insurrection    

NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James today released the following statement as the nation marks one year since the January 6th insurrection:

“As public servants, we must be committed to protecting this country from all enemies, foreign and domestic. But, one year ago today, the former president of the United States and his supporters in Congress led hundreds of American citizens to a violent assault on our democracy.

On January 6th, we all watched in horror as our nation’s capital was attacked, as law enforcement officers were beaten, and as an angry mob tried to overturn the results of a lawful election.

“After a year, we need to see every person involved in this assault on our nation brought to justice, with punishments that fit their crimes. We need to see the House of Representatives and the Department of Justice bring the full weight of their legal power down on attempts to obstruct their investigations. And we need our leaders in Congress to act with urgency to pass strong laws that protect the right to vote, and erect legal barriers to prevent any future president from taking unlawful steps to overturn a legitimate election.

“To be clear, our democracy can only work if we all play by the same rules, so it’s time that we finally pursue justice against those involved in this attempted coup, without fear or favor.”