“RT to thank the men and women in blue on #LawEnforcementAppreciationDay,” Kevin McCarthy tweeted from his account earlier this month. The very produced one minute and nine second-long video featured the Republican House minority leader riding bikes with law enforcement and handling memorial wreaths. The tweet, dated Jan. 9, ends with the words “thank you to our police.”
But just three days before that tweet, on the anniversary of the Jan. 6 insurrection, McCarthy and nearly all House Republicans skipped a ceremony where House Speaker Nancy Pelosi held a moment of silence and read the names of U.S. Capitol officers who lost their lives as a result of the insurrection. Just one sitting Republican member of Congress, Liz Cheney, showed.