WASHINGTON— U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., a Member of the House Armed Services Committee and a former national security specialist at the Department of Defense, today issued the following statement regarding her appointment to the House Select Committee created to investigate the January 6 attack on the United States Capitol:
“I am honored to have been appointed to the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the United States Capitol, and I pledge to fulfill this solemn responsibility to the best of my ability. My goal is simple and straightforward: to find the truth of what happened, and why it happened, so we can ensure that it never happens again. I will follow the facts wherever, and to whomever, they lead—without preconceived conclusions and through a strictly non-partisan lens.
“When I was a baby, my family fled an authoritarian country. We were rescued by the U.S. Navy and given refuge in America. I love this country beyond words. To see the citadel of American democracy assaulted is a reminder that our democracy is not self-sustaining. It needs to be preserved and protected by American patriots of every political stripe.”