The violent mob of people stormed the Capitol and forced lawmakers into hiding in an attempt to overturn America’s presidential election, undercut the nation’s democracy and keep Democrat Joe Biden from replacing former President Donald Trump in the White House.
Numerous events are planned in the District to commemorate the deadly January 6 attack.
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USCP Chief Tom Manger said Tuesday that he does not have major concerns, at this point, of the day once again turning violent. However, his department is paying attention to an event planned today near DC jail.
President Joe Biden is expected to deliver remarks regarding the deadly assault on the Capitol.
Prayer, the pledge, a statement from the Chair and a “Moment of Silence” will be held during a House Pro Forma Session on the House Floor. The House will not be in session during this event.
A “Historic Perspective” conversation will be held at the Cannon Caucus Room between historians Doris Kearns Goodwin and John Meacham “to establish and preserve the narrative of Jan. 6.” Moderated by Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden.
U.S. Reps. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) and Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) hold what they’re calling the “Republican Response” to Jan. 6. The lawmakers’ response comes as Trump canceled his planned speech in Florida. Gaetz has asserted the rioters were leftist militants “masquerading as Trump supporters.” Greene says the event is intended to be a “Republican response to expose the truth about the January 6, 2021 protests.” The pair are outspoken supporters of Trump’s false voter fraud claims.
Lawmakers will share their accounts at the Cannon Caucus Room regarding the deadly Jan 6 attack. These accounts will be presided by U.S. Rep. Jason Crow, an Army Ranger and veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan who comforted Rep. Susan Wild, D-Pa., while police fought to keep protesters out of the chamber.
2 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
The Movement Catalyst will host a candlelight vigil at the National Mall. Movement Catalyst is a social movement support hub. The vigil will be held for democracy and in remembrance of “the attack on democracy that occurred on Jan 6th, 2021.”
A coalition of more than 130 organizations will hold a candlelight vigil near the U.S. Capitol. The Baltimore Urban Inspiration Choir will perform during the vigil at the National Mall on 3rd Street between Madison Drive Northwest and Jefferson Drive Southwest.
Lawmakers will hold a music and prayer vigil on the steps of the U.S. Capitol.
Look Ahead America, a group that supports jailed Jan. 6 insurrectionists, holds a #JusticeforJ6 rally and candlelight vigil at the D.C. Detention facility. This is one of 16 such vigils being held throughout the country. The organizing group asks that participants do not wear attire or bring signs “referencing political parties, candidates, or other organizations.” Look Ahead America encourages wearing patriotic clothing, bringing American flags and a small votive candle, battery-operated candle or small flashlight.