Rep. Ruben Gallego
(D-Ariz.) chastised Republicans for downplaying the Jan. 6 insurgency, recalling the terror his Republican colleagues felt as a mob of then-President Donald Trump supporters
stormed the U.S. Capitol.
“It’s true that some GOP
members of Congress
who are treating Capitol Police
like shit were the most scared on the floor,” Gallego tweeted Thursday, referring to the 21 House Republicans
who voted this week against awarding a Congressional Gold Medal to officers who responded to the violence.
took apart a hand sanitizer station to turn it into a club, Gosar and Biggs were the first to leave the floor, and Rep. Clyde screamed like a banshee. https://t.co/2xH5cGZmdM
— Ruben Gallego (@RubenGallego) June 18, 2021
Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA) “took apart a hand sanitizer station to make into a club,” Gallego recalled, adding that Hice has since claimed Trump supporters were the true victims of the riot.
Reps. Paul Gosar
and Andy Biggs
were among the first to leave the floor, according to Gallego, and Gosar has since referred to the insurgents as "peaceful patriots."
Meanwhile, Rep. Andrew Clyde
(Ga.) was “screaming
like a banshee” as the mob raided Congress, according to Gallego, and was caught on camera desperately trying to barricade a door to the House gallery.
However, he has since compared the rioters to tourists and has refused to shake the hand of one of the officers who was severely beaten in the attack