Ranking Member Davis Commends Law Enforcement's Heroic Actions, Calls for Review

Jan 7, 2021
Press Release

Washington, DC – Committee on House Administration Ranking Member Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) released this statement commending the heroic actions of law enforcement and calling for a review after the U.S. Capitol was attacked:

“What happened yesterday should never happen again. I remain forever grateful for the heroic actions of the U.S. Capitol Police officers who were on the frontlines fending off rioters at the Capitol and other continued threats throughout the campus. It cannot go unsaid that not a single staffer, reporter, member, or anyone else who works on Capitol Hill were seriously injured and that’s a direct result of the efforts of our Capitol Police officers and additional law enforcement. We should commend them for their actions and pray for the officers who were injured while protecting us. However, it's clear our Capitol Police officers were outnumbered and overwhelmed. In the coming days and weeks, this committee needs to do a thorough review of yesterday’s attack and ensure measures are taken to better prepare for and prevent anything like this from happening again. I agree with Chairperson Lofgren that this review needs to be bipartisan and bicameral.”

117th Congress