Pelosi Spokesperson Statement Calling on House Republican Leadership to Condemn Continued Republican Attacks on U.S. Capitol Police

August 12, 2021
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Pelosi Spokesperson Robyn Patterson issued this statement following former President Trump’s threat against a member of the U.S. Capitol Police: 

“The former President’s threat against a U.S. Capitol Police officer is only the latest in a long line of vile Republican attacks on the officers who risked their lives to protect the U.S. Capitol on January 6th.  In recent weeks, Republicans have slandered these officers as ‘executioners’ and ‘murderers’ and insulted their intelligence and integrity on national television,” Patterson said.  “Officers present that day who have called out the partisan efforts to downplay a violent insurrection have been subjected to death threats and racist abuse.  No member of House Republican leadership has bothered to condemn this harassment or speak out in support of these officers.” 

“Enough is enough.  These attacks are disgusting, wrong and a wholly unacceptable way to treat the men and women who went through hell to protect our democracy from armed insurrectionists,” Patterson continued.  “It’s long overdue for Minority Leader McCarthy to get off of his hands and stand up to the members of his conference and party who have been terrorizing the brave officers that saved the lives of countless workers, staff, journalists and Members on January 6th.  It is no less than these heroes deserve.”