“‘Unconscionable’: Capitol Police Officers Hammer Republican Leaders for Blocking Riot Commission in Scathing Letter”
“The statement, first obtained by Politico reporter Olivia Beavers, says, “We members of the United States Capitol Police write this letter to express our profound disappointment with the recent comments from both chambers’ minority leaders expressing no need for a January 6th commission.”
“The brave men and women of the USCP were subjected to hours and hours of physical trauma which has led to months of mental anguish,” it reads.
They say “it is unconscionable to even think anyone could suggest, we need to move forward and get over it.”
“”It is inconceivable that some of the Members we protect, would downplay the events of January 6th. Member safety was dependent upon the heroic actions of USCP. It is a privileged assumption for Members to have the point of view that ‘It wasn’t that bad,’” the letter said.
“That privilege exists because the brave men and women of the USCP protected you, the Members.”