H.R. 1085 – To award three congressional gold medals to the United States Capitol Police and those who protected the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.
I DO support this act.
The heroic acts of our Capitol Police on January 6th, 2021 SHOULD be publicly acknowledged; and WE THE PEOPLE must remove elected officials who may have encouraged the insurrection – either directly or indirectly – from office.
I read through the easy-to-read text of the bill several times – looking for ANYTHING which may be controversial in the least bit, and I found nothing. It is such a no-brainer that I do not understand why ANYONE would oppose or delay this bill – other than to shamelessly pander to a certain base of voters in the district.
At my commissioning ceremony from West Point on June 3rd, 1995, I swore an oath to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic” – and while I believe it is dangerous to the health of our Republic to regard fellow citizens and members from either political party to be “the enemy” simply for being a democrat or a republican, the people who chose to storm the capitol on January 6th, 2021 behaved in a way which placed themselves into a category of “domestic enemies” of the Constitution.
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