Southern New England politicians react to 2-year anniversary of Jan. 6

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FILE - Violent insurrectionists loyal to President Donald Trump, storm the Capitol, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — It’s been two years since thousands of people stormed the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. 

Jan. 6 remains a day many people remember including Rhode Island politicians.  

Congressman David Cicilline released a statement Friday, saying, “Today marks two years since insurrectionists violently attacked the U.S. Capitol and democracy itself.” 

Cicilline, as well as other Southern New England politicians praising the law enforcement who were there that day, adding prosecutors are still reviewing events from the infamous day. 

“I don’t think their work is done; we may see people even higher up the chain begin to be held accountable,” Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse said. 

Whitehouse said the Department of Justice has already prosecuted hundreds of people involved with that day, saying the day shouldn’t be celebrated as an anniversary. 

“They shouldn’t, they should keep their heads down, do their business, assemble the evidence, measure it against the law, and make the right decision as to charging,”” he said. 

And looking ahead to 2024, Congressman Jake Auchincloss has cautious optimism for the future of our democracy, saying, “We are headed in the right direction but we cannot be complacent with what the 2024 election might hold.”

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