Rep. Elaine Luria (D-VA02) is a hero who has spent most of her adult life serving her country with distinction. She richly deserves reelection!
Congresswoman Luria Commits to Uphold Democracy and the Rule of Law; Will Seek Re-Election in Virginia’s Second District
Today, January 6th at 1:46 p.m. Congresswoman Elaine Luria issued the following statement:
“On the anniversary of the January 6th insurrection, I recommit to uphold my oath to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic.” Our nation is at a crossroads where as Americans, we must defend our democracy against forces that seek its destruction.
One year ago today, I was evacuated from my office by the threat of pipe bombs. While I listened to the shouts of the throngs of rioters overrunning the capitol, as they attacked both the physical seat of our government and the core foundations of our democracy, I said these words, “I don’t recognize our country today and the members of Congress who have supported this anarchy do not deserve to represent their fellow Americans.”
Throughout my two decades in uniform and now in my second term in Congress, I take my oath seriously. Today I know that my continued service is not a choice, but a duty to our nation and our values as Americans. We cannot allow those who seek to destroy our country from within to prevail. We need representatives and leaders who will uphold and strengthen our laws and institutions, not side with those who try to tear them down.
Abraham Lincoln said in response to potential threats to our Republic, “if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us; it cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot we must ourselves be its author and finisher.” These words continue to ring true today.
The call and courage to serve is not one that I take lightly or without deliberation. I have been honored to serve the people of Coastal Virginia over the past three years. This is our community. The triumphs and the challenges we have faced encourage my team and me to work harder for those we serve.
I took an oath to serve. And in this critical moment for our democracy, I intend to continue serving.”