Pelosi enacts laws to give the police who protected the Capitol during the riot the highest honor in Congress
“The outstanding heroism and patriotism of our heroes deserves and demands our deepest appreciation,” Pelosi said in a press release on the introduction of the legislation.
Legislation comes at the same time that Members of the House are in the Senate arguing in the second impeachment trial against former President Donald Trump. The former president was charged by parliament last month for inciting a riot over his comments and actions that led to the riot.
In drafting the laws, Pelosi thought about the officers whose lives were lost and the countless others who were injured in the uprising. The speaker also highlighted the heroism exhibited by officer Eugene Goodman, which not only directed the violent mob away from the Senate, but also deliberately …