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Rep. Bennie Thompson reflects on Jan. 6 Capitol attack

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Photo courtesy of the January 6th Committee/Twitter

Today marks the two-year anniversary of the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Congressman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., who was appointed by former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to chair the select committee that investigated the attack, has taken some time to reflect on the events that occurred just two years ago.

From the onset of the investigation, Thompson has been vocal in his belief that former President Donald Trump served as a ringleader in an attempt at an insurrection in response to the 2020 election results.

“Today marks two years since the tragedy that took place on January 6, 2021. The insurrection was an attack on democracy itself and the peaceful transition of power,” Thompson posted on social media.

In a follow up post, Thompson expressed his gratitude for Capitol Police and other law enforcement officers who were at the scene of the riot, especially the ones who were injured or later lost their lives as a result of the attack.

“As we remember January 6th, I am grateful for the heroes who protected the Capitol,” Thompson added. “We remember the five officers who lost their lives and honor the other officers who were injured defending our democracy.”

Though Thompson recently withdrew the committee’s subpoena on the former president, the panel unanimously urged the Department of Justice to pursue criminal prosecution against Trump on four separate charges, including insurrection.

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