WASHINGTON - Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX), Republican Leader of the House Appropriations Committee, released the following statement after yesterday’s events at the U.S. Capitol. 

“I condemn the violent actions that occurred yesterday at the U.S. Capitol, the world’s greatest symbol of democracy. An attack on the People’s House represents an attack on all Americans, and on the democratic process that defines our great republic.

“Likewise, yesterday’s attacks against U.S. Capitol Police Officers represent an attack on every American’s right to safety and security. While many saw the siege on the U.S. Capitol unfold on the news, they were unaware of many other threats addressed by U.S. Capitol Police, including the pipe bomb that forced me to evacuate my apartment. Police evacuated the building and safely detonated the bomb, and led me to a safe place to quarantine. I will always be grateful for their bravery. 
“As the Lead Republican on the House Appropriations Committee, I will ensure that the Committee will hold bipartisan hearings to address yesterday’s security breach and ensure that America does not experience such a dark day again.

“In the meantime, I pray that the American people come together and embrace a peaceful transfer of power in the days ahead. They – and our exceptional union, which is the greatest in the world – are far more resilient than those who sought to betray the values we hold dear.”