Skip to comments.Officers Who Defended US Capitol on Jan. 6 Set to Receive Congressional Gold Medals
Posted on 12/06/2022 1:34:16 AM PST by Libloather
Top House and Senate leaders will present law enforcement officers who defended the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 with Congressional Gold Medals on Tuesday, awarding them Congress's highest honor nearly two years after they fought with former President Donald Trump’s supporters in a brutal and bloody attack.
To recognize the hundreds of officers who were at the Capitol on Jan. 6, the medals will be placed in four locations - at U.S. Capitol Police headquarters, the Metropolitan Police Department, the Capitol and the Smithsonian Institution. President Joe Biden said when he signed the legislation last year that a medal will be placed at the Smithsonian museum “so all visitors can understand what happened that day.”
The ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda comes as Democrats, just weeks away from losing their House majority, race to finish a nearly 18-month investigation of the insurrection. Democrats and two Republicans conducting the probe have vowed to uncover the details of the attack, which came as Trump tried to overturn his election defeat and encouraged his supporters to “fight like hell” in a rally just before the congressional certification.
Awarding the medals will be among House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s last ceremonial acts as she prepares to step down from leadership. When the bill passed the House more than a year ago, she said the law enforcement officers from across the city defended the Capitol because they were “the type of Americans who heard the call to serve and answered it, putting country above self.”
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The real reason for the rally on Jan 6th
yeah right, getting a medal for what?
why has not the killer of ashlii babbitt not breen found dead yet?
To include those that opened doors and motioned some of those protesting in? Will the murderer that killed Air Force veteran, Ashley Babbitt get one too? /s
I would turn the medal down. But, due to my personal beliefs I probably wouldn’t have taken the job in the first place.
“To include those that opened doors and motioned some of those protesting in?”
The DOJ will never release video that shows how the majority of protesters entered the Capitol Building.
It would destroy the narrative that has been concocted.
Brownie Buttons for Bozos.
I wonder what special award they will give the cop who shot an unarmed protester.
I am getting a gold plated 50 caliber bullet signed by Nancy Pelosi.
I was on her crew served weapons staff list, ready to mow down any Trump supporters who dared show up again. ( Sarc.)
This whole charade has got to end. Maybe there will be a bimb?
The fake , manufactured, false flag invasion of the Capitol, organized by the DNC and a weaponized FBI has got to be destroyed.
We can’t let the left get away with this violation of the Constitution.
Crock o crap
The stuff of pampered tyrants.
If only they would release all that unseen footage. They are depriving everyone the opportunity to bask in the glory of their heroic deeds.
No doubt this will be a gush fest of epic proportions.
Trying to muscle its way to the top of the news pile.
Here’s a little shiny trinket for your part in destroying the Constitution and Republic.
What a disgrace. Our military personnel who are killed or dismembered protecting other country’s borders get zip.
Ray Epps - what does he get?
Eventually the Americans in the House will work their way to these quislings and then they WILL answer questions truthfully or go to jail. Or they won’t and then go to jail- it’s a beautiful thing.
Including the ones who opened the doors and led them in? Did the Nazis who organized the Reichstag Fire and Polish “provocations” receive similar awards from Hitler?
I have ZERO confidence that will ever happen.
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