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“January 6th was a conspiracy to overturn the will of the people,” says Issue One Founder and CEO Nick Penniman

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Cory Combs

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In response to tonight’s primetime hearing by the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol, Issue One Founder and CEO Nick Penniman released the following statement:

“The deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol on January 6th was a conspiracy to overturn the will of the people, and part of an ongoing effort to undermine the rule of law and our democratic republic.

“As the evidence and testimony powerfully demonstrated tonight, the committee has conducted a serious and fact-driven investigation. While there are some who want to move on from the events of that day, we simply cannot if we want to prevent similar violent attacks in the future.

“We must stop the anti-democratic forces within our borders that seek to undermine our democratic elections and overturn the will of the people through violence and other means. This attack didn’t just weaken us at home, it weakened our standing abroad.

“The select committee should be commended for placing our national security above partisan politics. These hearings are giving Congress and the American people access to all the facts about this attack so that our elected leaders can take the necessary actions to ensure that this never happens again.”