People have mixed feelings.
Marking the anniversary of the January 6th riot, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will be visiting the U.S Capitol.
On Thursday, President Biden and Vice President Harris will be delivering remarks during their visit to the Capitol, marking the day supporters of former President Donald Trump breached the entrance of the Capitol as Congress was certifying the 2020 presidential election results.
This news follows a letter sent by Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), House Minority Leader, to Republicans in which he criticized Democrats for their failure to uncover how the Capitol was compromised a year after the event took place.
In the letter released on Sunday, the Californian Republican pointed out that the Republicans had mentioned: “from the start, the actions of that day were lawless and as wrong as wrong can be.” He followed these remarks by saying that the Capitol should never have been compromised and that “those who broke the law deserve to face legal repercussions and full accountability.”
McCarthy continued the letter by saying that although the majority party had been given a year, they were unable to answer “the central question of how the Capitol was left so unprepared” before adding that they had also not been able to answer what should be done to ensure a similar event never took place again.
Taking issue with the fact that Democrats had used the riots as a way to “further divide” the country, The House Minority Leader, pointed out that Rodney Davis (R-IL.), House Administration Ranking Member, would be sending a memo outlining “measurable steps” detailing how to protect the Capitol “from all threats,” something he said the majority party was negligent on acting upon.
This Thursday will be the one-year-anniversary of the Capitol riots in which Air Force veteran, 35-year-old Ashli Babbitt, was fatally shot by a Capitol Police officer as she attempted to enter the House Chamber. On the day, 42-year-old Capitol Police officer, Brian Sicknick, was pepper-sprayed as chaos ensued. The following day he would suffer two thromboembolic strokes.