Allred Marks Three Years Since the January 6 Attack on the Capitol
Dallas, TX — Today, three years after the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, Congressman Colin Allred released the following statement:
“Three years ago, Ted Cruz tried to overturn a free and fair election and disregard the will of the American people because he didn’t like the outcome. I was on the House floor when he objected, and in that moment, I knew I would do whatever I could to ensure he did not get six more years to embarrass Texans.
“In November, we will hold him accountable for his efforts to destroy our democracy, and elect a Senator who will always stand up for free and fair elections.
“As we mark three years since the attack, I would once again like to express my sincere gratitude to the U.S. Capitol Police and other law enforcement personnel who put their lives at risk that day to protect our democracy. Their heroism cannot go unappreciated.”
Before his election to the House, Allred worked as a voting rights lawyer. In Congress, Allred has been a leading voice for protecting voting rights and American democracy. He supported the bipartisan Electoral Count Reform Act, which will help clarify and strengthen the presidential certification process and ensure another January 6 never happens again. Cruz voted against the measure in Committee and again in its final passage.
Additionally, Allred led the charge to pass H.R. 1, the For The People Act, which would expand access to voting, end partisan gerrymandering, secure our elections, eliminate the influence of dark money, and more. Allred is also working to prevent election subversion – he wrote the Protecting Election Administration from Interference Act, which would make it illegal to harass or threaten election workers.