Sen. Josh Hawley Opposes Bill To Honor Jan. 6 Capitol Workers
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Missouri) has come out against a bill to honor Capitol workers.
Hawley said that he didn’t agree with the way the Democrats wanted to pay their respects.
Hawley maintained that the resolution failed to portray the events of Jan. 6 accurately. He felt that the wording of the resolution – especially “violent insurrectionists” – was a mischaracterization of what really took place.
“Not a single person from that day has been charged with the crime of insurrection,” Hawley said. “If we are going to honor Capitol Hill workers — and we should — we must do so in a manner that focuses on their service to their nation, not on false narratives that are meant to divide us.”
It should be noted that Hawley’s comments come on the day where the leader of the Oath Keepers along with 10 others was charged with seditious conspiracy in connection with the Jan. 6 attack, which carries a longer sentence than “insurrectionist.” The crime of insurrection can lead to a fine and up to 10 years in prison, whereas seditious conspiracy calls for up to a 20-year prison sentence.
Hawley voted to object to the certification of Joe Biden‘s win through the electoral college vote but has denounced the violence of Jan. 6.
He reiterated that he supported the Capitol workers and felt that they should be honored.
“I am grateful for the service of all Capitol personnel who come to work every day to help operate the workings of Congress and keep Members safe,” Hawley said