Statement Regarding January 6th Civil Insurrection at the U.S. Capitol:
On January 6th, a violent mob incited by President Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol in an unsuccessful attempt to overturn the results of the presidential election. Those who played roles in this insurrection must be held accountable for their actions, including the president and numerous members of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate who, to the surprise of few, were actually taken at their dishonest word by their supporters, and even now are unrepentant. 
The ultimate form and reach of accountability are uncertainties at this time, but it is clear there are many questions that must be answered, and that Americans of goodwill must remain vigilant as we face this reckoning. Officeholders and public figures who have enabled those who seek to weaken or destroy our institutions are on notice that they continue to do so at their political and professional peril.
One way we hold our officeholders accountable is through elections, and the good news is that, because elections do have consequences, Democrats will soon control both the U.S. House and Senate and, on January 20, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will take their oaths as president and vice president. With this transition of power come new hope and possibilities. There is much work to be done to solve serious problems. We must all do our part to ensure success.

Paul Johnson, Chair
Fairfield County Democratic Party


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