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MADISON, WI – Today, U.S. Representatives Mark Pocan (WI-02) released the following statement after the first public hearing for the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol concluded:

“This evening’s hearing confirmed what we already knew: this was not a spontaneous mob attack on the U.S. Capitol – it was an explicit attempt to stage a coup and override a free and fair election. Efforts to subvert democracy extended beyond the Capitol too. They occurred in Wisconsin where supporters of the losing 2020 presidential candidate posed as fraudulent electors in violation of not just federal law, but the very concept of the rule of law itself. The Select Committee is detailing for the American people the planned and coordinated effort to overturn a presidential election so that the crimes committed can be known and we can ensure it never happens again.”

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