‘We Will Never Forget’: Pelosi Calls for Medals for Capitol Defenders

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‘We Will Never Forget’: Pelosi Calls for Medals for Capitol Defenders

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday introduced legislation to award Congressional Gold Medals, the highest honor of Congress, to the Capitol Police and other law enforcement personnel for their actions on Jan. 6.

We also see the extraordinary valor of the Capitol Police, who risked and gave their lives to save our Capitol, our democracy, our lives. They are martyrs for our democracy, martyrs for our democracy, those who lost their lives. That is why I am putting forth a resolution, introducing legislation to pay tribute to the Capitol Police and other law enforcement personnel who protected the Capitol, by giving them a Congressional Gold Medal, the highest honor that Congress can bestow. The service of the Capitol Police force that day brings honor to our democracy. Their accepting this award brings luster to this medal. We must always remember their sacrifice and stay vigilant against what I’ve said before, about what Abraham Lincoln said: “The silent artillery of time.” We will never forget.

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