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January 6, 2021: Attack on Democracy: Statements by US Leaders

Response to Capitol Hill Attack


Following the insurrection at the Capitol, U.S. leaders responded to the violence at the heart of one of the oldest democracies.

Joe Biden

Nancy Pelosi

Sherrod Brown

Mike Pence

Mitch McConnell

Lindsey Graham

William Barr

William Barr, Trump’s former Attorney General, accused the President of “orchestrating a mob to pressure Congress” and called his conduct a “betrayal of his office” in response to pro-Trump riots that took place at the US Capitol on Wednesday.