Rep. Roy’s statement on voting against HR 3325

June 15, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON—On Tuesday, Rep. Chip Roy (TX-21) issued the following statement after voting against the Democrats’ politically charged Congressional Gold Medal legislation:  

“Today, I voted against H.R. 3325 that awards Congressional Gold Medals to police officers that protected the Capitol building on January 6th.  I previously voted in favor of H.R.1085 in support of those brave men and women.  However, this legislation has since been amended to include events that have absolutely nothing to do with January 6th.  Instead of honoring our men and women of law enforcement, Democrats are playing political games with the tragedy of April 2, 2021, when Officer William “Billy” Evans was killed and Officer Kenneth Shaver was injured by a man obsessed with the Nation of Islam who slammed his vehicle into the north barricade of the U.S. Capitol complex. 

Because this incident does not fit into the left’s narrative, the Democrats and media have been silent about this attack. I will always back the blue and recognize the bravery of law enforcement— they are true American heroes. I will however, not condone this obvious political maneuver by the Democrats."