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Patrick LeahyU.S. Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont
Reflections On The Significance Of The Jan. 6 Attack On The U.S. Capitol

Reflections On The Significance Of The Jan. 6 Attack On The U.S. Capitol

These are among the most somber and sorrowful remarks that I have had to make as President Pro Tempore and in my several decades of service in this body. 

What an unthinkable event it is that we are marking today.  An attempted coup incited not against a president, but by a president, who promoted and still promotes a litany of lies, to overturn the results of an election in order for him to hold on to power that he no longer possesses.  We are in the business of words, but there are none to adequately capture the damage that he and his henchmen have done and are doing to our country.

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