A Message from Congressman Steven Horsford on the events of the last several weeks.
On Wednesday, January 6, our federal government faced a violent insurrection. Domestic terrorists — who had been incited and encouraged by leaders at the highest levels — breached the Capitol building for the first time since the War of 1812.
Tragically, six people died needless deaths as a result of the attack, and our country was left deeply shaken. This wasn’t just a breach of a building. It was a breach of our democracy.
On the morning before the insurrection, Donald Trump met with a crowd gathered near the White House. As Congress met to count the electoral votes from every state, Mr. Trump repeated the false claim that he won the 2020 election. He urged the crowd to march down to the Capitol and “fight like hell” against the legitimate results of the 2020 election.
There are many questions remaining from the events of January 6. But President Trump’s role in inciting the violence is not in dispute.
To get our democracy on the path to recovery, I co-sponsored and voted for the Article of Impeachment that passed the House last week. During the debate over impeachment, I had the solemn honor to speak on the House floor (video here) in support of the proceedings.
In the face of the serious challenges facing our country, my resolve has never been stronger.
On January 20, President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris will be sworn in, and the path to healing our country will begin. It has been my honor to serve as liaison to the incoming administration as Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus First 100 Days Task Force, and I look forward to continuing to work closely with them as the new term begins.
As the 117th Congress begins, my priorities remain the same: crush the coronavirus, get our economy back on track, and restore faith in our democratic institutions.
I hope that you reach out to my office to share your thoughts, opinions, concerns, or questions with my staff in our District Office at (702) 963–9360 or my Washington D.C. office at (202) 225–9894. Also, stay in touch with me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.