Pelosi will help laws that awards the gold medal of Congress to officers who protected the Capitol
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Announced that she would support laws to award the Congressional Gold Medal to Capitol police officers who defeated the United States Capitol during a violent uprising led by the former’s supporters President Donald Trump defended.
“It was such a sad time for us, but when we see what is presented, we also see the extraordinary bravery of the Capitol Police who risked their lives and gave to save our Capitol, our democracy, our lives. They are martyrs for our democracy, those who have lost their lives, ”Pelosi said at a press conference. “We must always remember their sacrifice … we will never forget it.”
Pelosi’s announcement comes as Trump faces impeachment for instigating the uprising against Congress. Five people, including Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, died during the attack, which came after Trump encouraged his supporters to march on the Capitol to reverse the results of an election that President Joe Biden decisively won.
Official Eugene Goodman, who became a viral sensation after footage of him distracted insurgents from the legislature’s meeting places, was present at the trial, during which he and the legislature had the opportunity to view additional footage of the attack. Pelosi said she would also like to recognize Goodman for his “bravery”.
David Schoen and Bruce L. Castor Jr. lead the Trump defense legal team. You will have the opportunity to defend him for 16 hours over two days.
In a letter presented to the Senate earlier this week, Trump’s legal team argued that he was “has not directed anyone to commit illegal acts,” adding that they should not be held responsible for the acts of a “small group of criminals”. They say the former president’s falsehoods regarding the elections are protected by the first amendment.
“This impeachment trial was never about seeking justice,” they wrote. “Instead, this has always been just a selfish attempt by the House Democratic leadership to chase down the feelings of horror and confusion felt by all Americans across the political spectrum when they saw the destruction of a few hundred people in the Capitol on Jan. 6.”
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