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Schumer and Pelosi deliver remarks and hold moment of silence for Jan. 6 anniversary

Schumer and Pelosi deliver remarks and hold moment of silence for Jan. 6 anniversary

1 00:00:01,080 –> 00:00:07,130 >> One year ago today on January 6 2021. Mob 2 00:00:07,130 –> 00:00:13,280 violence descended upon this chamber. And upon this capital. Thousands 3 00:00:13,280 –> 00:00:18,410 of rioters. Possessed by equal measures of rage conspiracy and 4 00:00:18,410 –> 00:00:23,990 spurred into action by the sitting president of the United States attacked the United States 5 00:00:23,990 –> 00:00:28,910 capital. In an armed. Violent and deadly effort. 6 00:00:29,840 –> 00:00:34,910 >> To halt the peaceful transfer of power. The attack of January 6 didn’t come out of 7 00:00:34,910 –> 00:00:36,790 the blue. 8 00:00:36,830 –> 00:00:39,110 >> It was not an act of God. 9 00:00:39,350 –> 00:00:45,170 >> It was not something that came from foreign soil. It wasn’t even just some mere protest 10 00:00:45,170 –> 00:00:51,980 that got out of hand. No no no no no January 6 was an attempt to reverse through 11 00:00:51,980 –> 00:00:57,170 violent means. The outcome of a free and fair election an insurrection. 12 00:00:57,170 –> 00:01:02,380 Call it what it is what it was and it was 13 00:01:02,380 –> 00:01:07,630 fundamentally rooted in Donald Trump’s big lie that the election of 2020 was 14 00:01:07,630 –> 00:01:08,700 illegitimate. 15 00:01:08,710 –> 00:01:13,850 >> It was Donald Trump’s big lie that soaked our political landscape and kerosene who 16 00:01:13,850 –> 00:01:20,360 was Donald Trump’s rally on the Mall that struck the match. And then came the fire. And 17 00:01:20,360 –> 00:01:25,760 pouring gasoline on that fire. Are many. And one branch 18 00:01:25,760 –> 00:01:31,040 of our media. Who spread the big lie then and continue to spread the big 19 00:01:31,040 –> 00:01:36,710 lie even though they know it’s false. And millions listen to these people 20 00:01:36,710 –> 00:01:42,470 and believe it too many are working to rewrite the history of what happened to downplay 21 00:01:42,470 –> 00:01:48,530 or excuse or even defend the mob to excuse an insurrection of 22 00:01:48,530 –> 00:01:53,810 this very capital too many are hoping the American people will just look 23 00:01:53,810 –> 00:01:57,730 away and forget that that day ever took place. 24 00:01:57,800 –> 00:02:03,860 >> After all they say Donald Trump is no longer president right. We 25 00:02:03,860 –> 00:02:10,050 can’t. That can’t happen. We can’t let that happen. We have an obligation not to let that happen because 26 00:02:10,050 –> 00:02:15,660 history shows us. When you ignore or paint over this 27 00:02:15,660 –> 00:02:21,940 kind of violent action it will recur. Often in worst form than 28 00:02:21,940 –> 00:02:22,790 it had originally. 29 00:02:23,200 –> 00:02:28,750 >> That’s what history shows today one year ago the capital and those who work within it were targeted 30 00:02:28,750 –> 00:02:34,420 in a violent insurrection that sought to undermine democracy. As we acknowledge 31 00:02:34,420 –> 00:02:39,940 the horror of that day we honor the heroism of so many particularly U.S. Capital 32 00:02:39,940 –> 00:02:45,400 Police institutional staff floor leadership committee and no staff. But 33 00:02:45,400 –> 00:02:51,160 as we acknowledge the horror of that day in the face of extreme danger they all risked 34 00:02:51,160 –> 00:02:56,170 their safety for our democracy by protecting the Capitol complex. 35 00:02:56,170 –> 00:03:01,270 >> Members staff press etc. press with him safeguarding the 36 00:03:01,270 –> 00:03:06,850 ballots in those mahogany boxes set up to validate the election and 37 00:03:06,850 –> 00:03:12,640 ensuring that Congress could accomplish our purpose and our honored honor our duty 38 00:03:12,640 –> 00:03:18,760 to the Constitution and to our country. That day in and the days after they 39 00:03:18,760 –> 00:03:24,370 were the defenders of our democracy and their courage and patriotism remain 40 00:03:24,370 –> 00:03:29,800 an inspiration as we reflect on that darkest day. We remember that the insurrection sought 41 00:03:29,800 –> 00:03:34,890 not only to attack the building but to undermine democracy itself. 42 00:03:34,910 –> 00:03:39,790 >> I ask all members to rise for a moment of silence in their memory. 43 00:04:09,150 –> 00:04:09,650 >> Thank you.


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