This is unbelievable to me: If there is one thing I would expect the so-called party of Law And Order would do, it would be to honor the Police, but I’m jumping the lede:
One hopes that the Capitol Police knows who those member of the Coup Klux Klan are and from now on protect them accordingly, but I suspect the CP have too much dedication and professional integrity. Anyway, how little self-awareness these numbnuts have, one might think that they could be left stranded at the next insurrection.
The Republicans who opposed this honor included Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, Matt Gaetz of Florida and Thomas Massie of Kentucky. They and other opposing members said they had problems with the text of the legislation…
Louie Gohmert, a congressman from Texas, said in a statement that the text “does not honor anyone, but rather seeks to drive a narrative that isn’t substantiated by known facts”.
Gohmert separately circulated a competing bill to honor Capitol police that did not mention the 6 January attack, according to a copy obtained by Politico. His text also named the officers who died after the insurrection but did not specify the circumstances of their deaths, writing instead that they: “All passed in January 2021.”
The other Republicans who voted against the legislation were Andy Biggs of Arizona, Andy Harris of Maryland, Lance Gooden of Texas, Michael Cloud of Texas, Andrew Clyde of Georgia, Greg Steube of Florida, Bob Good of Virginia and John Rose of Tennessee.
If any of these Coup-enthusiasts are your Representative, you can send them your thoughts.
Meanwhile, the FBI has released a batch of videos showing suspects wanted for attacking Capitol police officers on January 6, and they are looking for help in ID’ing them.
And Tiger Beat tells us:
What seemed like a no-brainer at the time — a 9/11-Commission-style review of the origins of the mob, the white nationalists who joined it and the security failures that allowed it to briefly occupy the Capitol — has instead become the latest theater for dysfunction on Capitol Hill as the two parties squabble over the panel’s scope and partisan balance. The commission’s prospects have also dimmed thanks to a relatively well-functioning Senate inquiry that’s already helped provide the sort of answers an independent entity might take months to produce.
And if you read the article, it becomes pretty clear that it is not both sides raising objections, but it wouldn’t be the Society Pages to say that it is Republicans who are obstructing, as they raise all sorts of “Whataboutism.”