COLUMBIA, SC — Today marks one year since the former president and Republicans incited a violent coup to overthrow the government while members of congress were carrying out their constitutional duty. The South Carolina Democratic Party remembers the lives lost during the treasonous assault on the United States Capitol. We thank the brave Capitol Police men and women who worked tirelessly to protect the Capitol building and those inside it on January 6th, and everyday.
Following the attack on the Capitol, South Carolina Republicans refused to take any responsibility for their seditious actions and have spent months trying to stall answers about the events of January 6th.
- Representatives Duncan, Rice, Norman, Timmons, and Wilson voted against certifying the results of a free and fair election, refusing to carry out their constitutional duty
- Ralph Norman voted against giving the Congressional Gold Medal to Capitol Police members who protected him from the angry mob of seditionists
- Duncan, Mace, Norman, Timmons, Wilson, Graham and Scott voted against the independent commission to investigate the coup
“The South Carolina Republican delegation is full of seditionists and traitors who have defied their oath to the constitution and instead made an allegiance to Donald Trump,” said SCDP Chair Trav Robertson, Jr. “They spent months spreading lies about election fraud that incited a violent coup. They were complicit in these attacks and have spent the last year trying to hinder any attempts to find answers. Ralph Norman even voted against awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to the Capitol Police members who tried to stop the riots. We must hold them accountable in court and at the ballot box.”