November 10, 2021

Watson Coleman Leads Letter to January 6th Select Committee Urging Them to Move Swiftly Despite Resistance from Witnesses

Today, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) – Chair of the Subcommittee on Transportation & Maritime Security, along with six other members of the Homeland Security and Judiciary Committees, sent a letter to Congressman Bennie Thompson (MS-02) – Chair of the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack of the United States Capitol, calling on the Committee to continue its work despite recent resistance to subpoenas for witnesses and documents.

The letter reads in part:

As more time passes, we write to you and the Committee to say that this cannot be forgotten, or even normalized, and we must swiftly to bring justice and accountability to the perpetrators. We are thankful for the work you and the Committee have done thus far and ask that you continue to push for the answers we desperately need.

The letter also requests that the committee look into the seeming discrepancy between the seriousness of the crimes and the leniency of charges. It also requests that all effort be taken by the Select Committee and other agencies and Departments to preserve all documentation and  make them available to the public.

Signatories of the letter include Homeland Security Chair of the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness Val Demings (FL-10), Chair of the Subcommittee on Oversight, Management, & Accountability Lou Correa (CA-46), and Donald Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), as well as Judiciary Chair of the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18), and Lucy McBath (GA-06).

The letter can be read in full here