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Maryland Rep. Andy Harris One Of 12 To Vote Against Awarding Medal To Police Officers For Efforts During Capitol Riots

March 19, 2021

Maryland Rep. Andy Harris was one of 12 members of Congress to vote against a bill awarding Congressional Gold Medals to police officers who protected the U.S. Capitol during the deadly riots two months ago. House Bill 1085, which passed the House 413-12 on Wednesday, would give medals to the U.S. Capitol Police and the Metropolitan Police Department. Another would go to the Smithsonian to be displayed with a plaque listing all the agencies involved. The bill decried the rioters as “a mob of insurrectionists” that “forced its way into the U.S. Capitol building and congressional office buildings and engaged in acts of vandalism, looting, and violently attacked Capitol Police officers.”

Article Source: WJZ

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