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August 2, 2023

Pressley Statement on Trump Indictment for Attempt to Overthrow 2020 Election

BOSTON —Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) issued the following statement on the Department of Justice charging Donald J. Trump with conspiring to overturn the 2020 election.

“An ‘unprecedented assault’ on our democracy is right. Donald Trump abandoned his oath of office and played a blatant, reckless role in spreading misinformation and conspiring to overthrow the results of an election in broad daylight. Trump has evaded accountability for nearly three years while continuing to spread lies, incite violence, and embolden violent, organized white supremacists.

“To defend our democracy and prevent conspiracies and attacks like this from happening again, Trump must be held fully accountable. Today’s indictments are an important step toward that much-needed accountability.”