21 Republicans Vote Against Bill Giving Gold Medals to Police for 1/6 Response

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Dozens of pro-Trump supporters storm an entrance to the US Capitol

Photo credit: Brendan Smialowski, AFP via Getty Images.

The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a resolution to award Congressional Gold Medals to U.S. Capitol Police officers for their actions on January 6th.

21 Republicans, however, voted against it.

Those 21 Republicans included Lauren Boebert, Thomas Massie, Paul Gosar, Andy Biggs, Louie Gohmert, Matt Gaetz, and Marjorie Taylor Greene.

Greene and Massie both said they objected to the wording and the reference to the violent storming of the Capitol as an “insurrection,” per Politico.

“I think it was a mob, but I don’t think it was an insurrection,” Massie said.

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