The 21 House Republicans who voted against awarding congressional gold medals to the U.S. Capitol Police officers who put their lives on the line during the Jan. 6 riot were in for stinging criticism from CNN’s “New Day” on Wednesday.
Anchors Brianna Keilar and John Berman noted that many of the GOP lawmakers who voted down the proposal ― including Reps. Lauren Boebert (Colo.), Marjorie Taylor Greene (Ga.), Matt Gaetz (Fla.) and Thomas Massie (Ky.) — “usually wrap themselves in blue” and boost law enforcement on social media.
These members of Congress now “find themselves in a pickle,” Keilar said. “How do you honor the actions of the police in an event that you deny?”
“Turning their back on the police, they embrace when it serves them politically and discard when it doesn’t, proving for them, blue lives matter until they don’t,” she added.
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