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CONGRESSMAN KAHELE STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF U.S. CAPITOL POLICE OFFICER HOWARD LIEBENGOOD

January 10, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Congressman Kaialiʻi Kahele (HI-02) issued the following statement regarding the passing of U.S. Capitol Police Officer Howard Liebengood:

“My heart breaks for U.S. Capitol Police Officer Howard Liebengood and his family and loved ones. Officer Liebengood was committed to defending American democracy and our U.S. Capitol.

“We are now seeing the human toll of Wednesday’s insurrection truly come into focus. It is horrifying. I mourn two good officers that we’ve lost in the wake of the attack on our Nation’s most sacred building. We must have accountability. I’ve joined my colleagues in a call for a complete investigation.

“On this day of worship, I grieve with my fellow Members of Congress for the life of a good man we lost too soon. My thoughts and prayers go to Officer Liebengood’s family and loved ones.”

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