Michigan Republican lawmaker wants Jan. 6 declared ‘Remembrance Day’

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/politics/2022/06/21/michigan-republican-wants-jan-6-declared-remembrance-day/7686563001/

A Michigan Republican lawmaker proposed a resolution Tuesday to declare Jan. 6 as “Remembrance Day,” stating it should be recognized “for the heinous and tyrannical actions levied on society by an unhinged and politically motivated ruling elite.”

State Rep. Steve Carra, R-Three Rivers, introduced the resolution during Tuesday’s session, when it was referred the House Rules and Competitiveness Committee, where unpopular policy proposals usually stall out. It came as the Democrat-led U.S. House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol is scheduled to continue holding public hearings on what led to the insurrection in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6, 2021. A fourth hearing was held Tuesday afternoon.

State Rep. Steve Carra gives a thumbs up after a demonstrator asked him to give a thumbs up if he wanted an audit of the 2020 election on Thursday, June 17, 2021, in Lansing.
 

The riot at the Capitol, as Congress met to count electoral votes, “was one of the darkest days of our democracy” and resulted in multiple deaths and physical harm to more than 140 members of law enforcement, according to the select committee.

But the resolution Carra is proposing attempts to tie the events of Jan. 6, 2021, to “the tyrannical actions of the government over the past two years,” including “unconstitutional mandates” connected to the COVID-19 pandemic and parents being “prevented from participating in their children’s education.”

The resolution’s main claim is “blatantly not true,” said state Rep. Joe Tate, D-Detroit. Jan. 6, 2021, led to people dying and was an effort to overthrow democratic institutions, Tate said.

However, Carra’s resolution asks the Republican-controlled House to “blame a few rogue and malicious agitators, a small fraction of passionate individuals from the crowd in attendance for the rally who got caught up in the moment, and most importantly a lack of proper security on-site, for the damage that was done on Jan. 6, 2021.”

The resolution also says the Federal Bureau of Investigation “improperly raided” the home of Republican gubernatorial hopeful Ryan Kelley on June 9. Kelley of Allendale was charged with four misdemeanors tied to his involvement in the riot at the Capitol, including disorderly and disruptive conduct. Kelley has said he didn’t enter the Capitol building.

Carra has previously been endorsed by former President Donald Trump. Carra ended a past campaign for Congress days after Trump gave his “complete and total” endorsement to his Republican primary opponent, U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga of Holland.

The U.S. House select committee has found the events of Jan. 6, 2021, were part of an attempt by Trump to remain in power after losing the November 2020 presidential election.

Carra, a former staffer at the “Christian/libertarian” Acton Institute think tank, is an anti-vaxxer. He dropped his bid for the US House earlier this year after Trump endorsed someone else.

 

BensNewLogin • 4 hours ago

A guy in a maga hat ranting about an unhinged political elite.

Irony is dead

TallyDink • 4 hours ago

I wonder if anyone has tried to explain to this dumb fuck that the “ruling elite” on that day were, um, members of his own fucking party! He’s probably to stupid to comprehend thatt.

Bruno • 5 hours ago

At this point, I think it’s more likely something like this gets passed than anything happens to Dump or anyone else involved in the coup attempt.

Pollos Hermanos ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ • 4 hours ago

Laugh now, but if these miscreant Republicans get full control, there will be statues of The Proud Boys standing next to Confederate monuments within 20 years.

Silverwynde 🌻🇺🇦🌻 • 5 hours ago

Let’s just call it Treason Day and get it the fuck over with.

another_steve • 5 hours ago

The evil is so blatant and so “not in the closet” anymore, it’s amazing.

Sociologists and political scientists must be in awe of what the country is undergoing today. When was the last time in American history they or we saw anything like this?

AyJayDee another_steve • 5 hours ago • edited

Some pretty evil shit has happened on US soil – slavery, genocide of Native Americans, Jim Crow, etc. But it really is unprecedented in our history for things to not simply go in reverse like “one step forward, two steps back,” but for a whole one-third or more of the public to embrace full-blown fascism while another large percentage – maybe itself constituting one-third – is ready to let it happen.

AyJayDee another_steve • 5 hours ago • edited

Some pretty evil shit has happened on US soil – slavery, genocide of Native Americans, Jim Crow, etc. But it really is unprecedented in our history for things to not simply go in reverse like “one step forward, two steps back,” but for a whole one-third or more of the public to embrace full-blown fascism while another large percentage – maybe itself constituting one-third – is ready to let it happen.

11 thoughts on “Michigan Republican lawmaker wants Jan. 6 declared ‘Remembrance Day’

  1. Really? I guess we should give Donald J. Trump and his allies a parade for betraying their country and dividing us further. Maybe we can put up a statue of him injecting Lysol in deference to his bungling of the pandemic response while we are at it. Keith

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      1. Scottie, this is the same guy is calling people wimps for not breaking the law for him. As for Mt. Rushmore, Lincoln was killed by a seditionist who did not like that the union put down the Confederate flag holders. This person they want to deify has instigated sedition against this country and has followers who carry the Confederate flag. Keith

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    1. Hello Nan. I agree. I have to limit myself to only the batch that comes up at first as I could spend the day wading through them. When I go to redit or the right wing sites I tend to get lost in the arguments. Hugs

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    1. Hello Roger. Your restraint is far better than mine. Though I have to say that I think the time for restraint is over in the US. The Democrats have been fund raising and playing games while the Republicans have been stripping rights away from the people. Hugs

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        1. Hello Roger. I am afraid people are giving up. They feel overwhelmed and abused by the entire political situation in the US. The fact that the Democratic party in charge wont even consider small steps that the people want such as legalizing cannabis, reducing drug costs, eliminated student loans, keeping the child tax payments for the poorest kids … basically anything for the lower incomes, so these people are saying why should I vote, my choices seem rabid republicans or corporate owned right-leaning democrats. I know that is how I feel. I was upset the party went with the most right leaning candidate both of the last presidential elections in a failed bid to attract as many right wing voters as possible. But that is not their people, and the republicans never go left to attract other voters. The democrats are forgetting what they were, the party of the workers, the lower income people. They allowed tRump to steal that from them when they coronated Clinton. It took the entire establishment working to force Biden on the people and he barely won against tRump. We need to run democrats, real left candidates like Fetterman in PA, who know the people are hurting after 4 decades of the country being forced right by the wealthy who want ever more profit. Hugs

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