A gaggle of United States Capitol Police officers signaled their “profound disappointment” that Republican congressional management has refused to assist the proposed bipartisan fee to research the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot in an open letter printed Wednesday.
Neither Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) nor House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (Calif.) will assist the unbiased fee created by a invoice that’s anticipated to go the House. Sponsored by House Homeland Security Committee Chair Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) and rating member John Katko (R-N.Y.), the invoice was modeled after the bipartisan fee fashioned after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist assaults.
A spokesperson from the workplace of Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) mentioned the letter ― which is written on USCP letterhead however left unsigned ― represents about 40 to 50 officers. It was despatched to House chiefs Wednesday afternoon.
“Unfortunately this letter comes to you anonymously, because as U.S. Capitol Police Officers, we are expected to remain neutral and do our jobs with honor and integrity,” it reads. “It’s unfortunate that our ‘bosses’ (Congress) are not held to the same standard that we, the USCP, are.”
The Jan. 6 rioting adopted a rally held by President Donald Trump to contest the outcomes of the 2020 election. On that day, the officers wrote, they “were subjected to hours and hours of physical trauma which has led to months of mental anguish.” The assault left 5 individuals lifeless; two officers died by suicide within the days afterward.
“If you look around the Capitol building, you still have doors that are broken, windows still smashed and in some cases missing,” it continues. “Officers are forced to go to work with the daily reminder of what happened that dreadful day.”
The USCP said in a statement that the letter doesn’t symbolize the company’s official place, nor would the company touch upon who had written it.
“The U.S. Capitol Police does NOT take positions on legislation,” the company mentioned.
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