On January 6, 2021 a violent far-right mob incited by former President Trump and House Republicans’ “Big Lie” stormed our Capitol in an attempt to overturn a free and fair American election. This violent insurrection resulted in the death of 5 people and injured 140 officers. Rep. Mike Garcia cannot escape blame.
For weeks leading up to January 6th, House Republicans, including Mike Garcia, worked to sow doubt among GOP voters and refused to acknowledge the results of the 2020 Presidential Election. Mere hours after the deadly insurrection, Rep. Mike Garcia met the demands of the violent insurrectionists and was one of 139 House Republicans who voted against certifying the election. Ignoring the seditious violence he had just escaped, Mike Garcia sought to overturn the will of American voters in the wake of Donald Trump’s election loss.
When it came to uncovering the truth about the deadly insurrection, how it happened, and how we can ensure it never happens again, Mike Garcia sided with party bosses and voted against an independent commission. When given the opportunity to create a bipartisan commission, Mike Garcia once again voted against uncovering the truth. And in House Republicans’ latest attempt to undermine the bipartisan Select Committee, Mike Garcia voted to protect Donald Trump’s crony and key witness Steve Bannon, who has critical information about the events that directly led up to the January 6th insurrection. What is Rep. Mike Garcia hiding?
DCCC Spokesperson Helen Kalla:
“A year ago today, we witnessed one of the darkest days in American history – all brought on thanks to Mike Garcia’s complete embrace of conspiracies, lies, extremism, and insurrection. Mike Garcia’s cowardly denial of January 6th and the events leading up to it is a stain on his record, and voters won’t let him off the hook for the role he played in the January 6th attack.”