Jan. 6 Committee Honors DC Officers With Wednesday Twitter Tribute

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Exactly one year later on January 6, the House Select Committee reflects on some of those who were involved in the horrific failed coup on that fearful day. In retrospect, their memories are even sharper than they were before. After all, these people literally came within minutes of dying that day. Some police officers have given their lives, an eye, and fingers in return for PTSD and the Big Lie that says its was like a “vacation.” The shock of that day was and continues to be enormous.

They had all entered into a world where reality was just different. Before the failed coup, like us they had taken our country’s government for granted. It had always been in our lifetimes and long before. Now a new reality clothed Americans in the understanding that if we wanted a free and fair country and elections, we were going to have to work hard for them.

The Select Committee released a tweet honoring their bravery. It also pointed at the  sacrifices of 150-plus officers who were injured and the many more officers facing down what looked like a seething sea of enraged Donald Trump followers:

‘Almost a year later, we remember the bravery of our law enforcement who held the line in the face of a violent riot—more than 150 of whom were injured—and others as they continue to grapple with the repercussions of January 6th.’

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A year later, Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), who sits on the committee, pointed at the many damages done to the officers’ bodies. She shared some of the lesser photos with us in this tweet:

‘This week, as we honor the U.S. Capitol Police officers who made tremendous sacrifices on January 6, 2021, let’s remember that they did not *just* protect Members of Congress & the Vice President, but they also protected our democracy.’

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Another Select Committee member, Representative Stephanie Murphy (D-FL), pointed to the ex-president as he sat watching on television and, indeed, in person the hellish scene unfolding before him, one he relished. She showed us what the failed coup mob left behind when Trump finally at long last called them off:

The @January6thCmte has first-hand testimony that former President Trump sat and watched the assault on the Capitol on live TV, rather than taking immediate action to tell his supporters to stand down and leave the Capitol.’

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All of these representatives are heroes, because they endangered their careers and even their lives by working on this important investigation. Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY) faced especially vitriolic attacks, but she focused on Trump in her tweet:

The @January6thCmte has first-hand testimony that former President Trump sat and watched the assault on the Capitol on live TV, rather than taking immediate action to tell his supporters to stand down and leave the Capitol.’

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