A resolution that would designate January 6 as a “Remembrance Day” for those who allegedly suffered under the rule of a “tyrannical” government has been filed by a Republican state representative from Michigan.
The resolution that would designate January 6 as a day to be remembered “for the terrible and dictatorial deeds inflicted on society by an unhinged and politically driven ruling class” was pushed by State Rep. Steve Carra on Tuesday, according to The Detroit News.
The closure of schools and “unconstitutional mandates” that were implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has so far claimed more than one million American lives, were two of the complaints listed by Carra.
In Carra’s resolution, he also addresses the primary reason that January 6 is remembered: the violent protests at the US Capitol that day, which were meant to prevent the certification of the 2020 presidential election.
According to the select committee, the disturbance at the Capitol during a meeting of Congress to tally electoral votes “was one of the darkest days of our democracy” and resulted in many fatalities and serious injuries to more than 140 law enforcement personnel.
State Rep. Joe Tate, a Detroit Democrat, stated that the resolution’s principal assertion is “blatantly untrue.” According to Tate, the attempt to overturn democratic institutions on January 6, 2021, resulted in deaths.
However, Carra’s resolution requests that the Republican-controlled House place the blame for the harm done on January 6, 2021, on “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 blames “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,” even though it does not condone the riots.
The same Steve Carra who signed the letter to VP Pence on 1/5/20 begging him not to certify the election on 1/6? Who is running for HD36 in 2022?
He contributed to the situation that unfolded on 1/6. Of course he wants to minimize it. #Jan6Justice #DemCastMI pic.twitter.com/NGRzUtKBJA
— Jill 🇺🇲🌻🇺🇦 #DemCastMI Captain (@WhitchMI) June 21, 2022
Additionally, the resolution claims that on June 9, the house of Republican candidate for governor Ryan Kelley was “improperly raided” by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
In connection with his participation in the riot at the Capitol, Allendale resident Kelley was charged with four crimes, including unruly and disruptive behavior. According to Kelley, he didn’t go inside the Capitol.
Donald Trump, a former president, has previously endorsed Carra. Days after Trump endorsed his Republican primary rival, U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga of Holland, Carra canceled a prior bid for the House of Representatives.
The events of January 6, 2021, according to the U.S. House select committee, were a part of Trump’s attempt to hold onto power after losing the presidential election in November 2020.