Washington, D.C. — In response to the House-passed bipartisan legislation that would create a select committee to probe the deadly January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol, government watchdog Accountable.US issued the following statement:
This select committee is a welcome step towards exposing all those who played a part in the deadly riot on our nation's capital – and the candid details that Senate Republicans for some reason would prefer not to be brought to light. There is already a clear money trail between several right-wing extremist groups, corporate front groups, lawmakers and the seditionists that carried out this deadly assault on our democracy. It’s past time that the key players and financiers from behind the scenes answer for subsidizing sedition.
Make no mistake: Republican lawmakers that are still trying to obstruct accountability in service of the Big Lie are undermining our system’s legitimacy and endangering national security. The January 6th attack was not a spontaneous event of random right-wing extremists, it was instigated by Trump himself and had buy-in from the mainstream conservative movement. Democracy is not a value that can be compromised, and Americans deserve to know the full truth behind the attacks against our most sacred institution.”
Kyle Herrig, president of government watchdog Accountable.US
In January, Accountable.US launched its ‘Subsidizing Sedition’ project exposing all those involved with the January 6th insurrection including mainstream corporations, GOP and conservative politicians, operatives, right-wing and white nationalist groups — and the money behind them.
Accountable.US is also calling on members and donors to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce who previously announced they would suspend political giving due to the January 6th Capitol insurrection to disassociate from the organization in light of the Chamber’s decision to resume political contributions to members of Congress — including those who voted against certifying the results of the 2020 presidential election.
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