Press Release

Jewish Dems Respond to January 6 Hearing

June 9, 2022

WASHINGTON – In response to the first hearing of the House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack, Jewish Democratic Council of America CEO Halie Soifer released the following statement:

“Tonight’s hearing made it painfully clear that Donald Trump played a key role in orchestrating the January 6 insurrection to stop the peaceful transfer of power and overturn the will of the American people in the 2020 election. As we heard from U.S. Capitol Police Officer Caroline Edwards, the horror experienced that day ‘was carnage, it was chaos…it was hours of hand-to-hand combat’ perpetrated by domestic terrorists and extremists incited by the former president. 

“We are grateful for the bravery of the officers who tried to defend the Capitol on January 6 and the leadership of the House Select Committee. We also remain deeply concerned about the ongoing and persistent Republican attacks on our democracy, and the lack of accountability for Trump and his enablers responsible for the January 6 insurrection. In advance of the midterms, Jewish Dems will do everything we can to mobilize Jewish voters in key swing states in order to defend our democracy, advance our values, and protect the integrity of future elections.”