The 21 House Republicans
who voted against awarding congressional gold medals to U.S. Capitol Police
officers who risked their lives during the Jan. 6 riot were slammed on CNN
's "New Day
" on Wednesday.
Anchors Brianna Keilar
and John Berman noted that many of the Republican lawmakers who voted against the proposal — including Reps. Lauren Boebert
(Colo.), Marjorie Taylor Greene
(Ga.), Matt Gaetz
(Fla.), and Thomas Massie
(Ky.) — “usually wrap themselves in blue” when it comes to law enforcement in their comments and on social media
But, as Keilar put it, they are now "in a pickle," because "how do you honor the actions of the police in an event that you deny?"
“Turning their backs on the police, they embrace when it serves them politically and reject when it doesn’t, proving for them that blue lives matter until they don’t,” she concluded.
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