Monday, January 10, 2022

BIG YAWN ALERT: House Democrats Propose Permanent Recognition of Jan. 6 as ‘Democracy Day’; N.Y. Lawmakers also Pitch Insurrection Commemoration Marking Jan. 6 as ‘Democracy Day’

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House Democrats propose permanent recognition of Jan. 6 as ‘Democracy Day’:
Republicans accuse Democrats of politicizing U.S. Capitol attack
Congressional Democrats want to make the observance of the 2021 U.S. Capitol riot an annual event.
Democratic Reps. Dean Phillips of Minnesota and Jason Crow of Colorado said they have introduced legislation to designate permanently Jan. 6 as “Democracy Day” to “ensure the lessons of the January 6th assault are not forgotten.”
“Future generations can never forget the actions that took place in the U.S. Capitol one year ago and the bravery required to preserve our democracy,” said Mr. Phillips in a press release. “I am leading this resolution to designate January 6th as ‘Democracy Day’ so that the American people never forget how fragile our democracy is and the vigilance required to maintain it.”
New York Democratic state legislators also announced plans to bring a “Democracy Day” bill making Jan. 6 an “annual day of commemoration.” --->READ MORE HERE
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N.Y. lawmakers pitch insurrection commemoration marking Jan. 6 as ‘Democracy Day’:
A pair of state lawmakers want to mark the anniversary of the U.S. Capitol insurrection with an annual day of remembrance in New York dubbed “Democracy Day.”
State Sens. Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) and James Sanders Jr. (D-Queens) will introduce legislation Thursday that will outline the commemoration of events from last Jan. 6, meant to “honor those who were killed or wounded, and recognize the ongoing threat of anti-democratic, white nationalist, and authoritarian movements in the United States.”
The bill comes one year after thousands of insurrectionists stormed the Capitol in Washington after former president Donald Trump falsely claimed widespread election fraud cost him the 2020 election. Supporters of the Republican leader sparred with police and broke windows as they attempted to disrupt the certification of President Biden’s victory.
“One year ago today, the former president of the United States and his co-conspirators, including many leaders of the Republican Party, incited an armed insurrection against the government of the United States, with the express purpose of overturning the results of a free and fair election,” Krueger said. “It was the first time since the Civil War that our country has not enjoyed a peaceful transfer of power.” --->READ MORE HERE
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