In Regards to Anniversary of Invasion of the U.S. Capitol

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The statement below is by Commissioner Louis Cappelli Jr. on behalf of the Board of Commissioners in regard to invasion of the U.S. Capitol.


It’s hard to believe that it’s already been two years since our country was violently attacked. On this day in 2021, a violent mob gathered at the U.S. Capitol building set on overthrowing a fair and free election that they didn’t agree with. What makes it worse is that these people were encouraged and provoked by some of our very own leaders including former President Donald Trump. They carried weapons, white nationalist emblems, confederate flags, and Trump campaign material while they destroyed property and threatened the lives of elected officials, journalists and police officers who were just doing their jobs.


January 6, 2021, is a day that will live in infamy in our nation. It’s a day we must reflect on because we know that those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it. The U.S. Constitution, carefully crafted in 1789, created the guiderails for good governance and on this day, an armed mob attempted to destroy it. The scars left by this incident will serve as a reminder of just how fragile our democracy is and continues to be. So today, on the two-year anniversary of the insurrection, please take a moment to think about we can protect our precious democracy and most importantly, keep those who were directly impacted by this catastrophic scene in your thoughts.