June 9, 2022

Government Accountability Project Statement on the January 6 Select Committee Hearings

WASHINGTON—Government Accountability Project is grateful for the vital work of the bipartisan January 6th Select Committee, which begins its next series of hearings today.

Non-partisan career prosecutors will present verified evidence that more than 1,000 whistleblowers and witnesses delivered to the Select Committee, including testimony and documents, regarding the effort by former President Trump and his allies to overturn the results of free and fair elections—up to and including the January 6 violent assault on the Capitol—rooted in the lie that the 2020 election was stolen. The Committee’s bipartisan investigation is critical to ensuring that those who abused (and continue to abuse) their power are held accountable for attempting to sabotage elections, which are the bedrock of our democracy.

As a whistleblower protection and advocacy organization, Government Accountability Project knows that whistleblowers and witnesses from both parties interviewed by the January 6th Select Committee have been crucial to the Committee’s investigation to expose the truth about the conspiracy, fueled by false information, to undermine both past and future election results for political ends. We also recognize the real risks whistleblowers and witnesses face by speaking truthfully about wrongdoing—especially when those perpetrating the wrongdoing use threats and actual violence as a means to serve their nefarious ends.

Dana Gold, Government Accountability Project’s Senior Counsel and Director of its Democracy Protection Initiative, stated:

“We ask everyone, particularly sitting members of Congress, to join us in demanding that all those who volitionally came forward to share information with the January 6 Select Committee about the concerted efforts to overturn the 2020 election results, or to undermine future elections, are valued rather than vilified for their integrity and service to the nation. We sincerely hope that these hearings will, by laying out the truth, ensure that those who have weaponized lies to serve their political interests are held accountable, not only to restore confidence in our democracy, but also to restore a stable democracy.”

Contact: Andrew Harman, Communications Director
Phone: (202) 457-0034 x156

Government Accountability Project

Government Accountability Project is the nation’s leading whistleblower protection organization. Through litigating whistleblower cases, publicizing concerns and developing legal reforms, Government Accountability Project’s mission is to protect the public interest by promoting government and corporate accountability. Founded in 1977, Government Accountability Project is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C.