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LWV Statement on January 6th Committee Final Business Meeting

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WASHINGTON - Today the League of Women Voters of the United States board president Dr. Deborah Turner issued the following statement following the final business meeting of the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th attack on the US Capitol:  

“For the last year and a half, our nation has watched the bipartisan investigation of the House Select Committee appointed to uncover the full truth behind the violent 2021 Capitol insurrection. We commend the bipartisan Committee for their thorough investigation to uncover the truth and for sharing their findings with the American people.  

“It is clear from the Committee’s findings that extreme interests sought to weaponize the ambiguities of the Electoral Count Act to invalidate the results of the 2020 election and thereby undermine American democracy. Congress must act to fix the loopholes in this legislation by passing the bipartisan legislation it has before it to reform the Electoral Count Act. While there may be other actions that the US government can take to hold those accountable for the violent insurrection, strengthening the Electoral Count Act is vital to the protection of our democracy. 

“The League is grateful to the bipartisan members of the Select Committee for their service to protect our democracy and ensure our nation never again experiences an attempt to overthrow the voices of the American voters.” 

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