President Joe Biden is set to award the Presidential Citizens Medal to 12 individuals who “demonstrated courage and selflessness” in the events surrounding the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
Among then includes Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson for resisting pressure to overturn the 2020 election results, and Capital Police Officer Harry Dunn who helped protect Congress during the January 6th insurrection and also testified before Congress in regards the insurrection.
On January 6, 2021, following the defeat of then U.S. President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election, a mob of his supporters attacked the United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.
On Oct 31, 2022 U.S. Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn testified in the trial of several members of the Oath Keepers and disputed the claim that they were attempting to help police officers during the January 6 Capitol riot. NBC’s Ryan Reilly reports.
Biden will present the awards on Friday, according to a White House official, to mark the two-year anniversary of the deadly riots — where a mob of former President Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the Capitol in an attempt to halt certification of Biden’s win in the 2020 election. Friday’s event will mark the first time Biden awards a Presidential Citizens Medal — the nation’s second-highest civilian honor — which is given to individuals who have “performed exemplary deeds of service for their country or their fellow citizens,” said the White House.
By KELLY HOOPER, 01/05/2023 | Politico https://www.politico.com/…/biden-awards-presidential…
Michigan Secretary of State: https://content.govdelivery.com/…/bulletins/341164f…
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