NYCLA statement on Jan 6 attack on Capitol Building


NYCLA statement on Jan 6 attack on Capitol Building

Statements & Letters
Published On: Jan 07, 2021


January 7, 2021


Contact: Toni Valenti


New York County Lawyers Association Statement on

the Jan 6th Attack on the Capitol Building


The New York County Lawyers Association (NYCLA) strongly condemns yesterday’s attack on the U.S. Capitol and the American rule of law by violent extremists who sought to debase the core tenets of our democracy by rejecting the results of a fair and legal election through seditious action. Those that encouraged, incited and empowered these actions have violated their sworn oaths to the U.S. Constitution. NYCLA calls upon our national political leaders from both political parties in both the Executive and Legislative branches of government to take all necessary actions to restore public faith in our elections, administrative processes, and the rule of law. NYCLA further urges our national political leaders and their representatives to be accurate and forthright in statements about the 2020 national elections.


The November 3rd election was the most secure in American history and has been validated as such by nearly every relevant federal and state agency, federal and state court, and state election board. Every avenue and remedy provided by law has been freely available to and actively pursued by those who disputed the results. All cases before the courts were fairly considered and adjudicated by Judges of all political views. When requested, states conducted investigations, recounts, and audits before certifying their vote. Elected officials have a civic responsibility to uphold their oath to the Constitution and help pave the way for a smooth and peaceful transition of power, as has been our tradition since the founding of our great nation. The time is now for all political leaders to uphold their oath to the Constitution and the rule of law and inform their supporters of the true provable facts with respect to the election.


About the New York County Lawyers Association


The New York County Lawyers Association ( was founded in 1908 as one of the first major bar associations in the country that admitted members without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, or gender. Since its inception, it has pioneered some of the most far-reaching and tangible reforms in American jurisprudence and has continuously played an active role in legal developments and public policy.