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May 28, 2021

Human Rights First on Jan. 6 commission vote

WASHINGTON -- Chris Purdy, Project Manager of the Veterans for American Ideals program at Human Rights First gave the following statement in reaction to the U.S. Senate blocking a commission to investigate the violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. 

"The failure of ​​some of our elected Congressional leaders to take seriously the national threat exposed on January 6 will have serious consequences. Investigating the political violence and attempted disruption of the democratic process should be an ​American issue​, not a partisan one."

Human Rights First supported the creation of the commission but called for greater mechanisms for accountability for perpetrators of the attack on the Capitol.