Thompson & Cheney Statement on Ruling in Eastman Lawsuit

Mar 28, 2022

Washington—Chairman Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) and Vice Chair Liz Cheney (R-WY) today made the following statement:

“The Court’s ruling today is a victory for the rule of law and clears the way for the Select Committee to obtain materials important to our investigation. The Court found that the then-President of the United States more likely than not committed multiple federal crimes in his attempt to overturn the election. The Court’s opinion also includes a warning: that a failure to pursue accountability could set the stage for a repeat of January 6th. America must not allow what happened on that day to be minimized and cannot accept as normal these threats to our democracy. The committee takes the warning seriously as we push ahead in our work to get answers about January 6th and its causes and to make recommendations to help ensure nothing like it ever happens again.”

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