Below is Judge Luttig’s statement to the Jan. 6th committee. It is Judge Luttig’s view on our war on democracy.
Statement of J. Michael Luttig before
The United States House Select Committee on the January 6, 2021,
Attack on the United States Capitol Washington, D.C
June 16, 2022
Honorable Members of the House Select Committee —
A stake was driven through the heart of American democracy on January 6, 2021, and our democracy today is on a knife’s edge.
America was at war on that fateful day, but not against a foreign power. She was at war against herself. We Americans were at war with each other — over our democracy.
January 6 was but the next, foreseeable battle in a war that had been raging in America for years, though that day was the most consequential battle of that war even to date. In fact, January 6 was a separate war unto itself, a war for America’s democracy, a war irresponsibly instigated and prosecuted by the former president, his political party allies, and his supporters. Both wars are raging to this day.