La Crosse, WI – Today, Rep. Ron Kind released the following statement on the anniversary of the violent insurrection on January 6, 2021:
“Today, we solemnly observe one year since the insurrection on January 6 and the worst attack on our nation’s Capitol since the War of 1812. On that dark day, Wisconsinites watched in disbelief as a violent mob attempted to overthrow a fair and free election and impede Congress’s Constitutional mandate to validate the 2020 vote.
“We will always remember the lives that were lost and the brave law enforcement officers who defended our democratic institutions. There’s still so much to learn about the events that took place leading up to and during the insurrection, and I applaud the bipartisan House January 6 Committee for their work to get Americans the answers they deserve regarding this day.
“But we all have a role to play in defending our democracy as we move forward and try to ensure something like this never happens again. We must come together to heal our divisions and swear allegiance to our Constitution and rule of law as we work towards a more perfect union.”