Speaker Johnson To Honor Jan 6th Capitol Police

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(FixThisNation.com) – House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) is pushing for Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) to honor police who were part of the Capitol’s defense during the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol attack. 

In March 2022 Congress passed a law that would require a commemorative plaque in their honor to be placed by March 2023. However, it has been over a year since that deadline passed, and the honorary plaque has not yet been unveiled. Jeffries argued that ahead of Police Week, Johnson should work to get the plaque in place as is required by the legal provision. 

During a press briefing in the Capitol Jeffries argued that there was a law on the books that required a place to be chosen in the Capitol where they could honor the law enforcement officers, both from the Metropolitan Police Department and the Capitol Police who had been part of the response on that day and had worked to put down the insurrection. 

He continued by pointing out that it is time for the House Republicans to honor those law enforcement officers who had helped save the lives of staff members, Republicans and Democrats while defending the country’s Constitution. 

The Jan. 6 attack has been a point of contention between the two parties as they have been arguing over who should bear the blame. In the last three years, the tensions relating to it have grown more. The Capitol attack is the result of then-President Donald Trump’s supporters marching to the Capitol in an attempt to block the certification of the 2024 presidential election results.

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