Courage for America Condemns Rep. Good for Cosponsoring Gaetz’ Resolution Downplaying Trump’s Role in Deadly Insurrection
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, MAGA extremist Rep. Matt Gaetz introduced a resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives in a deliberate attempt to minimize former President Donald Trump’s involvement in the deadly insurrection that occurred on January 6, 2021. Dozens of Republicans in Congress, including Rep. Bob Good (VA-05), have cosponsored the resolution—once again showing that the U.S. House is controlled by the most extreme and out-of-touch members of the Republican caucus.
“MAGA Republicans like Congressmen Gaetz and Good are relentlessly trying to rewrite history by minimizing the insurrection and downplaying the role Donald Trump played in inciting it,” said Courage for America spokesperson Albert Fujii in response. “From defending the criminals that left five people dead and over 140 officers injured, to continuing to spread baseless conspiracy theories about the attack, it’s clear these extremists would rather fan the flames of political violence than defend the Constitution they were sworn to protect. Rep. Good must answer to his constituents for this betrayal.”
“This resolution is a slap in the face to those of us who almost lost everything defending the Capitol on January 6th, including protecting some of the very Members of Congress who are now attempting to rewrite history to exonerate former President Trump,” said Officer Michael Fanone, a former D.C. police officer who was seriously injured while defending the Capitol on January 6th, 2021.
Rep. Good’s record speaks for itself:
- Good voted to overturn the election results in 2020.
- Good also voted against establishing the bipartisan January 6th investigative committees.
Text of the Resolution:
“Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that former President Donald J. Trump did not engage in insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or give aid or comfort to the enemies thereof.
Resolved, That it is the sense of the House of Representatives that former President Donald J. Trump did not “engage in insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or give aid or comfort to the enemies thereof.’”