Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Rep. Jamaal Bowman urges Biden not to let anyone “wash” Jan 6

Rep. Jamaal Bowman (DN.Y.) sent a letter to President Joe Biden on Monday urging him to use his executive powers to recognize January 6, the day rebel mob attacked the US Capitol as National Healing Day.

In a letter, the New York Democrat indicated that the cumulative trauma of the 2020 presidential election, the January 6 uprising and the COVID-19 pandemic has been left unaddressed, and setting a day could help focus healing efforts.

“Donald Trump’s four years in office have been incredibly traumatic for many,” Bowman told HuffPost. He explained that his experience teaching and using restorative practices in the classroom prompted him to propose a nationwide healing initiative.

Bowman also notes that the uprising stemmed from a pandemic of violence that existed long before COVID-19. “By viewing violence as a public health crisis, trauma-aware cognitive behavioral therapy, violence prevention and intervention programs, hospital violence prevention and other innovative solutions can help communities heal,” the letter said.

House of Representatives plans to observe the anniversary of the January 6 uprising with a number of events. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, California, said Members of Parliament will be able to share their thoughts from that day and participate in the vigil.

The GOP is still trying to distance itself from the attack on the Capitol almost a year later. Republican members of Congress who were reportedly involved in planning the Jan. 6 rally. denied involvement… Meanwhile, Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson and other right-wing media representatives have put forward conspiracy theories that the uprising was false flag event organized FBI.

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Former President Donald Trump will mark the anniversary of the uprising holding a press conference at his resort in Palm Beach, where he says he will again raise his unfounded allegations of election fraud.

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