Washington, D.C. — On the second anniversary of the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, Congresswoman Madeleine Dean (PA-04) released the following statement:
"Two years ago today, on what should have been an important ministerial day to fulfill a hallmark of democracy — the certification of a presidential election, leading to the peaceful transfer of power — our Capitol was attacked by a deadly attempt to overthrow our constitutional order, spurred by antidemocratic lies of a “stolen” election.
The tragedy of that day, where Americans attacked Americans, stays with me. I regret scaring my family that day, and I am sad that our nation has suffered this attempted insurrection.
But worries for self fade in the face of the enduring grief of the five police officers who served at the Capitol on January 6th and lost their lives, the more than 140 others who were injured, and the countless others still suffering.
The Capitol Police, the Metropolitan Police, and all those who protected us and defended democracy, are heroes. Our nation owes them our gratitude.
Our democracy is fragile and precious, requiring us to tend to it. And tending requires remembrance and a lifelong commitment to uphold our Constitution.
I vow to always remember January 6th."
Rep. Madeleine Dean is a mother, grandmother, attorney, professor, former four-term member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, and U.S. Representative for the Fourth District of Pennsylvania.