The Republican Party has claimed for years to be the party of law and order and the party who “backs the blue.” Apparently, they believe that these standards are only for black people who demand that police stop shooting them. White Donald Trump supporters illegally attacking the U.S. Capitol Building and beating police officers is just fine with most of them.
One year ago on January 6, the former president directed an assault on our democracy. Thank you to the brave officers like Daniel Hodges who defended our country. We have so much work left to do. https://t.co/vfVe6E45AF
— Alexander S. Vindman (@AVindman) January 6, 2022
Col. Alexander Vindman, the brave man who stood up to the powers that be and risked his own life when he testified before Congress that Trump tried to extort a foreign country by withholding congressionally approved funding for Ukraine while pushing the Ukrainian government to announce an investigation into his political rival, tweeted his support of Capitol Police officers who fought a mob for four hours to protect lawmakers and staffers there.
Members of the GOP have instead attacked and belittled them. Members of the GOP have refused to honor them with pay raises or praise, and Rep. Andrew Clyde said the day was no more than a peaceful tour of the White House. Right-wing media have insisted that those officers are “crisis actors.”
The GOP no longer gets to credibly claim that they’re a party of law and order or a party that “backs the blue.” They seem to only care about either of those things when it benefits them to do so.
Twitter was fully in support of Col. Vindman and the Capitol Police. Read some of their comments below: