Insurrection? Capitol Police Officers’ Statement Attacks Republican Leaders McConnell and McCarthy Over Refusal to Support Democrats’ January 6 Commission

Anonymous U.S. Capitol Police officers issued a statement on official department letterhead to reporters Wednesday afternoon attacking Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) for refusing to support the Democrats’ commission to investigate the January 6 riot at the Capitol.

The statement was first reported by Politico’s Olivia Beavers, “NEWS: The U.S. Capitol Police have issued a statement to members of Congress expressing “profound disappointment” with McConnell and McCarthy’s positions on the Jan. 6 commission, citing the “trauma” that officers endured that day.”

Beavers later clarified the letter was not from the department but by a group of officers, “Clarification: This came from members of the USCP who used official letterhead, but it is NOT a formal statement from the USCP as a whole.”

Beavers reposted the statement:

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. If you look around the Capitol building, you still have doors that are broken, windows still smashed and in some cases missing. Officers are forced to go to work with the daily reminder of what happened that dreadful day.

On Jan 6th where some officers served their last day in US Capitol Police uniform, and not by choice, we would hope that Members whom we took an oath to protect, would at the very minimum support an investigation to get to the bottom of EVERYONE responsible…..and hold them 100 percent accountable no matter the title of position they hold or held.

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 the USCP. It is a privileged assumption for Members to have the point of view “it wasn’t that bad”. That privilege exists because the brave men and women of the USCP protected you, the Members.

Lastly, with each passing week, a new revelation about Jan 6th reveals itself. A new indictment comes to light, another newsreel of USCP officers being assaulted is released, or some breaking news regarding “somebody’s” involvement. With these constant reminders, it is unconscionable to even think anyone could suggest, we need to move forward & get over it. Unfortunately this letter comes to you anonymously because as US Capitol Police Officers, we are expected to remain neutral and do our jobs with honor and integrity. It’s unfortunate our bosses are not held to the same standard that we, the USCP are.

Proud Members of the United States Capitol Police

Is this insubordination or insurrection? With trust at an all-time low on Capitol Hill between Republicans and Democrats, with Democrats believing their Republican colleagues are plotting to massacre them, now throw doubt on whether the Capitol Police can be relied upon after this statement.

Update: Capitol Police official statement reported by NBC’s Frank Thorp V, ““This is NOT an official USCP statement. The Department has no way of confirming it was even authored by USCP personnel. The U.S. Capitol Police does NOT take positions on legislation.”

Full statement from US Capitol Police:

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