On August 5th, President Biden signed a bill honoring US Capitol Police officers who served during the demonstrations of January 6th.
The officers were awarded Congressional Gold Medals, the highest expression of national appreciation for distinguished achievements and contributions. The medals will be displayed at the Capitol Police headquarters, the Metropolitan Police Department, the U.S. Capitol, and the Smithsonian Institution. There was no mention of the National Guard soldiers, thousands of which served and were mistreated.
At a ceremony in the White House Rose Garden, featuring Vice President Kamala Harris and multiple Capitol officers, Biden said, “While the attack on our values and our votes shocked and saddened the nation, our democracy did survive. It did. Truth defeated lies. We did overcome.”
The Biden administration and Democrat lawmakers have taken great care to bring light to the demonstrations of January 6th, even comparing the incident to the terrorist attacks of September 11th. A nonpartisan congressional committee, selected by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, is investigating the events of January 6th. Last week, Capitol Police testified to Congress about their experience.
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