All but one member of the Maryland congressional delegation have signed a letter requesting President Joe Biden posthumously award the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor, to the five people killed in the Capital Gazette shooting. On June 28, 2018, Wendi Winters, John McNamara, Gerald Fischman, Rebecca Smith and Rob Hiaasen were killed by a gunman. The gunman has since pleaded guilty and is awaiting a trial to determine if he is criminally responsible for his actions.
Maryland congressional delegation seeks Presidential Medal of Freedom for Capital Gazette shooting victims
January 29, 2021