Washington, D.C. — In response to the House January 6th Committee’s meeting and votes today, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from Advocacy Director for Judiciary & Democracy Doug Lindner:
“We applaud the January 6th Committee on their vital, thorough, nonpartisan investigation led by career prosecutors, intelligence officers, and national security experts into this unprecedented MAGA attack on the right of the people to choose our own leaders. Their report, policy recommendations, and criminal referrals deserve serious consideration by the Justice Department, the Ethics Committee, the Congress as a whole, and voters across the country. After two years, a hundred subpoenas, over a thousand interviews and depositions, and more than a hundred forty thousand documents produced by this committee, the evidence is overwhelming: Donald Trump and other conspirators in and out of public office must be held accountable for trying to overthrow the government, invalidate the election, and prevent the peaceful transfer of power.
“The rights to breathe clean air, drink clean water, and pass on a sustainable climate to future generations rest on a healthy democracy where every voter is equal and no one is above the law. Nearly two years after Trump and his extremist allies planned, promoted, paid for, and incited a deadly attack on our Capitol within a vast criminal conspiracy to overturn an election they knew they lost, our democracy remains in danger. MAGA Republicans will soon control the House of Representatives in addition to the Supreme Court and many state governments. Even as voters reject these extremists in many congressional races, MAGA Republicans in Congress continue blocking key pro-democracy legislation while MAGA Republicans in the states accelerate their voter suppression and MAGA Justices on the Supreme Court weaken protections for voting rights and redistricting. Holding Trump and other conspirators accountable will not fix every problem, but it is a vital step we must take if our democracy is to endure. LCV will continue fighting for major pro-democracy reforms such as the Freedom to Vote Act, the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, the Washington, D.C. Admission Act, and the Judiciary Act, and looks forward to engaging with the Committee’s policy recommendations.”