House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has released a list of events for the day
Pelosi Announces Plan for Jan. 6 Anniversary
With the anniversary of the January 6 incident on Capitol Hill one week away, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has released a list of events for the day as highlighted in a “Dear Colleague” letter. The letter notes that while Congress will not be in session that day, “a full program of events is being planned, based on Member input.” Events will be live-streamed, “so that Members can watch and participate from their districts.”
Agenda items include a “House Pro Forma Session;” a “Historic Perspective,” which includes Jon Meacham who spoke at the DNC in August 2020; “Members’ Testimonials;” and a “Prayer Vigil.”
JUST IN: @SpeakerPelosi announces a scheduled of events to commemorate the one year anniversary of January 6th.— Ryan Nobles (@ryanobles) December 30, 2021
*A moment of silence on the House Floor
*A panel of historians
*Prayer vigil on the House steps. pic.twitter.com/xmEMUgqu2s
Pelosi’s letter attempts to exude a sense of coming together, with “patriotism” being mentioned more than once throughout the letter.
According to the letter, the “events are intended as an observance of reflection, remembrance and recommitment, in a spirit of unity, patriotism and prayerfulness.” Pelosi also claims that “The patriotism and courage of our Members as we prepare for this difficult day is an inspiration, for which I sincerely thank you.”
While Pelosi’s letter also speaks of a “spirit of unity,” something Joe Biden has spoken of throughout his campaign and presidency, the country is more divided than ever. What’s more, voters give the president low marks for his ability to unite the country.