Congressman Price Statement on Republican Efforts to Overturn the Election
WASHINGTON, DC (January 7, 2020) – Today, Congressman Price released a statement on Republicans in Congress who attempted to overturn the election results during the presidential election certification vote and the resulting attempted coup by an unruly mob of Trump supporters:
“The pro-Trump mob at the United States Capitol engaged in an act of insurrection. These actions were incited by an unhinged President who has peddled baseless assertions against a legitimate election for months, and to this day, has yet to concede the election. The violence that we experienced yesterday should never have happened: it is antithetical to America’s values and history of peaceful transitions of power.
“Yesterday represented a grave breach of security, which I believe requires a thorough investigation from top to bottom. I'd like to thank the many members of law enforcement who put their lives on the line to keep Members and staff safe and secure.
“Those Republicans who joined President Trump to overturn the election transformed a routine certification vote into one that threatened the very foundation of our democracy. Their unfounded, meritless challenges to the presidential election have been examined repeatedly in court and found to be without merit. They are a stain on our democracy, our Constitution, and run counter to the oath we took earlier this week. And yesterday, we all saw their devastating consequences.
“In the United States, we respect the will of the voters – whether or not the outcome is politically expedient. The American people chose Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as President and Vice President in a free and fair election, and early this morning, the Congress affirmed that result as is required of us under the Constitution.”