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Bonamici Statement on Vote Certification, Domestic Terrorism

January 7, 2021

Our democracy suffered a serious threat when Donald Trump incited violent rioters to invade the Capitol complex, an overt violation of the law, to overturn a legitimate election. These domestic terrorists desecrated the sacred center of the people’s government. It was terrifying and infuriating. 


But we are strong and our democracy is resilient. In keeping with my oath to the Constitution to uphold our laws and protect our nation, I joined with my colleagues to certify the election results. This was a free and fair election—the hallmark of our democracy—in which the voters selected Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to be our President and Vice President. Donald Trump must be removed from office before he can cause any further destruction.