Commonwealth Policy Center

January 6th marked the one-year anniversary of the insurrection of the U.S. Capitol, where rioters entered the capitol and disrupted the certification process for the 2020 Presidential election. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell called it “a dark day for Congress and our country.” And that it was a “disgraceful scene was antithetical to the rule of law.” Texas Senator Ted Cruz called Jan. 6 “an anniversary of a violent terrorist attack on the Capitol, where we saw the men and women of law enforcement demonstrate incredible courage….” And, “Anyone who commits an act of violence should be prosecuted, and anyone who assaults a law enforcement officer should go to jail for a very long time.” At least 2000 rioters broke into the Capital, and more than 725 arrests have been made so far. The U.S. Justice Department continues to search for the remaining perpetrators in, what officials are calling, one of the largest and most complex probes in our nation’s history.