All members of the Democratic delegation attend while all members of Republican delegation skip
WASHINGTON, D.C. — On January 6, the U.S. House of Representatives held a moment of silence honoring the fallen officers who defended the Capitol from rioters who were inspired by violent rhetoric to attack and the Capitol and seek to do harm to Vice President Pence, Speaker Pelosi and American democracy.
To mark the one year anniversary of the attack, leaders in Congress called for a moment of silence. While every Democratic member of Congress attended – including those from Michigan – only one member of the Republican caucus attended. Wyoming Representative Liz Cheney attended with her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney. Vice President Cheney is no stranger to responding to terrorist attacks as he was on the front lines after 9/11, another dark day where America was attacked by those who wanted to do harm to America.
The members of Michigan’s Congressional delegation who decided not to honor police officers are:
Representative Jack Bergman
Representative Bill Huizenga
Representative Peter Meijer, who voted to impeach former President Trump over his role in the attack but decided not to attend a ceremony honoring police officers
Representative John Moolenaar
Representative Fred Upton, who voted to impeach former President Trump over his role in the attack but decided not to attend a ceremony honoring police officers
Representative Tim Walberg
Representative Lisa McClain
As of press time, no member who skipped the ceremony has explained why they believe Capitol Police Officers who keep them safe every day and possibly saved their lives on January 6, 2021 don’t deserve to be honored.