And so we turn to Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie) afternoon email thingie, as one does (enigmatic emphasis is theirs, sigh):
Louie Gohmert tries to memory-hole Jan. 6
“…TRUMP HILL ALLIES TRY TO SCRUB MEMORY OF JAN. 6 — Call this what it is: totally bonkers and extremely dangerous. But our Mel Zanona this afternoon scooped that some Donald Trump allies are trying to scrub references to the insurrection in a resolution to give congressional gold medals to U.S. Capitol Police officers who put their lives on the line that day.
“The House is supposed to be voting on the resolution, like, yesterday. And you would think it’d be noncontroversial. But per Mel, Rep. LOUIE GOHMERT (R-Texas) is circulating a competing resolution this morning that takes out a reference to what happened on Jan. 6.
“It also appears to downplay the sacrifice of Officers Brian Sicknick and Jeffrey Smith, merely stating that they “passed in January 2021.” Sicknick died in the insurrection, and Smith died by suicide after he struggled with what happened that day.
“It’s just the latest effort by some of Trump’s most hardcore backers to rewrite history. It comes after Huddle this morning scooped that some Republicans may vote against this resolution honoring USCP because the bill refers to the Capitol as “the temple of our American Democracy” and calls the Jan. 6 attackers as “a mob of insurrectionists.”
Well, we cannot have that! “They was just patriots, y’all.”