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Wednesday, June 16, 2021

House to give gold medal to cop who killed Ashli Babbitt

To be fair, the plan is to give the Congressional Gold Medal to all 2,200-plus officers in the Capitol Police and the 3,800-plus officers in the D.C. Police Department.

But if life were fair, Ashli Babbitt would still be alive because there was no reason to shoot and kill her. She was unarmed and posed no other threat to anyone.

Politico reported, "The House passed legislation on Tuesday that would award the highest congressional honor to all members of law enforcement for their service during the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol, with 21 Republicans voting against it.

"The chamber previously passed a measure in March that would have bestowed the Congressional Gold Medal to the Capitol Police and the D.C. Police Department. But the measure ran into headwinds in the Senate, which had separately honored Officer Eugene Goodman of the Capitol Police, who gained public acclaim for his heroism on Jan. 6 protecting lawmakers and their staff during the insurrection led by former President Donald Trump’s supporters."

Insurrection?

Really?

If true, it would be the first unarmed insurrection.

The story said, "Proponents of the House measure have argued that the honor should not go just to one person given the collective contributions made by law enforcement on Jan. 6 when rioters violently stormed the Capitol as Congress was in the process of certifying President Joe Biden’s electoral victory."

If not one person is singled out for heroics, what about the death of Miss Babbitt? Is her blood on the hands of all 6,000 officers?

The story repeatedly said insurrection but failed to mention the killing of Ashli Babbitt.

The story praised the police no end but ended with Paragraph 15, "Lawmakers have tried to walk a fine line in the wake of the insurrection, praising the actions of officers and other responders on the front line while also sharply criticizing some law enforcement leaders — several of whom have since stepped down — for their handling of the situation." 

I do not object to bestowing some honor on the Capitol Police, who do put their lives on the line every day. In 2017, 5 officers squared off with an actual gunman and were honored for it.

On November 9, 2017, the Advocate reported, "Capitol Hill lawmakers honored five officers who took down an armed attacker at a Republican congressional baseball practice in June, a shooting that left House Majority Whip Steve Scalise critically wounded.

"During the Thursday morning ceremony in the U.S. Capitol, the five officers, two of whom were themselves wounded in the June 14 attack, were repeatedly hailed as heroes who 'ran toward the threat.'

"Scalise, who spent three months in the hospital but has since returned to work, embraced the officers both before the ceremony and after they'd been given the U.S. Capitol Police's highest honor for bravery, its Medal of Honor."

A blanket Congressional Gold Medal, which would be a higher honor than that, is an overstatement that diminishes the award itself while also casting shade on real acts of heroism in 2017. 

That Babbitt's killer is rewarded is doubly wrong.

Bravo to the 21 Republicans who stood athwart the self-righteous mob in the House to say, "No."

31 comments:

  1. The Republican who goes along with this has got to be primaried.

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    1. Only 21 nays. Not my rep.

      Follow the link and under “all votes”, put in the keyword “nay” to get a list of the good guys.

      https://clerk.house.gov/Votes/2021161?Date=06%2F15%2F2021

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    2. Thanks. OR District 2 A-hole RINO Bentz voted for it. He also voted for the Jan. 6 commission. #NoRespect

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    3. Douglas, I wrote to him today too. Had a list of questions that included, Who killed Ashli Babbitt? Why is congress allowing Big Tech to censor and spread disinformation? Why is congress giving Ashli Babbitt's murderer a worthless Congressional Gold Medal?

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  2. The corrupt elites are obsessed with Jan. 6th.

    Maybe Jan. 6th should be a national holiday to celebrate certifying a fraudulent election that ended Trump's second term.

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  3. As some who voted nay said, this bill will aid the prosecution of those waiting to be tried for the events of that day.

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    1. The corrupt elites want that.

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    2. If discovery is allowed this may get an outcome they weren't expecting.

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  4. Democrats can't be trusted to be honest. They can't even spell "honest". Nor understand the meaning of it.

    Cynical? You betcha.

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  5. I don’t have to check. Matt Gaetz is my representative. I hope he follows DeSantis as governor. Isn’t it swell that the capitol police are now the KGB and Putin is defending political dissidents?

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  6. My Rep, who was formerly the Sheriff of Duval County, voted Yes. Afraid of being called out "for not standing with our LEO's"?

    Remember Ashli Babbitt because the Dems are trying to send her down the memory hole

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    1. Along with Rosanne Boyland, Benjamin Phillips, and Kevin Greeson.

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  7. Q: Who runs a Witness Protection program?

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  8. Hang David Bailey with his gold medal.

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  9. Does Derek Chauvin get one as well?

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  14. My boy Steube didn't disappoint. Kinda makes you wonder about Stefanik.

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  15. Half of those Capitol Hill cops were in on the pre-scheduled Reichstag Riot, along with Pelosi's ANTIFA agent provocateurs and FBI plants. That's why they took down barricades, waved the crowd, unlocked doors from the inside and staged various ruses for the cameras.

    The awards are meant to mask that.

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  16. People get fired for not doing their job, so why do the New Keystone Cops get awarded for failing to do theirs?

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  17. Considering the lousy job the cops did, they ought to simply name this the "Participation Medal."

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  18. The left continues to embellish the big lie, that this was a dangerous situation...a horrible insurrection, committed by murderous white supremacist pro-Trumpers. Which is nonsense.

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  19. Only the best for Nancy's Brown shirts, they got a big raise from what i understand,all these cops are hiding the identity of Ashley Babbits killer, a whistleblower would be nice,if she would have been black the cop would have been identified that very day,so much for white privilege.😡

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