Congresswoman Escobar Statement on Failed Coup Attempt and Certification of Biden-Harris Victory
Washington, January 7, 2021
Today, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) issued the following statement on failed coup attempt and Joint Session of Congress certifying Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as next President and Vice President of the United States:
“January 6, 2021 will be remembered as a dark and tragic day in American history. Our democracy was threatened by domestic terrorists who violently stormed the Capitol at the direct instigation of the 45th President of the United States and his enablers.
“Their failed coup attempt brought America to her knees and marked the final chapter of a presidency motivated by chaos, hate, and division.
“Despite this unlawful and un-American action and unfounded objections, our fragile democracy prevailed. Congress certified the Electoral College results and Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were officially declared as the next President and Vice President of the United States.
“As we continue to celebrate their resounding victory and look forward to the restoration of American leadership, we must confront our nation’s moral and political crisis and find a path toward healing and unity.”