It’s been one year since the Capitol riot, and lawmakers are still offering a minute of silence to remember the event. The riot, which took place on January 6, 2020, was a violent attempt by a group of Trump supporters to overturn the results of the election and keep Donald Trump in power.
In the days leading up to the anniversary, there has been increased security at the Capitol building and around Washington, D.C. Some lawmakers have said they won’t be attending events or going to work on January 6 out of fear for their safety. For many Americans, the riot was a shocking display of violence and hatred.
It also showed how divided our country is. One year later, we are still struggling to heal those divisions. But remembering what happened on January 6 is an important step in that process.
One year ago today, on January 6th, 2021, the United States Capitol was stormed by a mob of rioters in an attempt to stop the certification of Joe Biden’s election. The rioters were successful in breaching the Capitol building and this resulted in five deaths and numerous injuries.
In the aftermath of the riot, lawmakers have proposed a minute of silence be observed on this anniversary. Lawmakers from both parties have spoken out about the need to remember what happened that day and to honor those who lost their lives.
Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY) said that “the events of January 6th were a disgraceful attack on our democracy.”
Representative Steny Hoyer (D-MD) echoed Cheney’s sentiment, saying that “we must never forget what happened here or take for granted our institutions of government.”The proposed minute of silence would be observed at noon eastern time today.
It is unclear if all members of Congress will participate, but it is clear that many feel it is important to mark this somber anniversary.
January 6 marks the first anniversary of the Capitol riot, and lawmakers are offering a minute of silence to remember those who lost their lives during the attack. The riot left five people dead and dozens more injured, and it was a stark reminder of the divisions that exist in our country.
For many, the events of January 6 were a shock and a wake-up call. It was a reminder that we are not as united as we should be, and that there is still much work to be done to heal the divisions in our country.
The past year has been difficult for everyone, but we must come together and remember what happened on this day. Lawmakers from both parties have called for unity in the wake of the riot, and they continue to call for unity today.
We must come together as a country and work towards healing the divisions that exist.
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