Exactly two years after the Capitol attack in Washington, US President Joe Biden honored several police officers for their efforts that day. “History will remember your names. They will remember your bravery,” the President said.
In a ceremony at the White House, Biden presented 14 with the Presidential Citizens Medal, the second-highest civilian award. This is the first time that the award has been given during his presidency. In addition to police officers, many others, including election workers and civil servants, were honored for the threats and intimidation they endured after the presidential election.
“Our democracy is under attack,” Biden said, recalling the events of January 6, 2021. “Never before in the history of the United States, even during the Civil War, has the US capital been attacked,” he said. President. “All this fueled by lies about the 2020 election.”
After Trump called on his supporters to protest the outcome of the presidential election, there was tension in the US House of Representatives. Trump argued that the election was rigged by massive fraud. 5 people were killed in the riots.