Representative Jamaal Bowman (DN.Y.) sent a letter to President Joe Biden on Monday urging him to use his executive authority to recognize January 6, the day of a insurrectionary crowd attacked the United States Capitol as “National Healing Day”.
In the letter, the New York Democrat pointed out that the combined trauma of the 2020 presidential election, the January 6 insurgency and the COVID-19 pandemic has not been resolved – and the designation of a day can help focus the efforts on healing.
“Four years of Donald Trump have been incredibly traumatic for many people,” Bowman told the Bharat Express News. He explained that his experience as an educator and the use of restorative practices in the classroom led him to come up with a nationwide healing initiative.
“In less than a year since the insurgency, Republicans have already begun to rewrite the history of that painful day,” Bowman said in the letter, saying the GOP is trying to forget all about the attack on the Capitol. “The publication of a proclamation declaring January 6, 2022 as National Healing Day will help ensure that no one can erase this traumatic event from our history or the need for resources that help us heal individually and collectively. “
Bowman also notes that the insurgency grew out of a pandemic of violence that existed long before COVID-19. “View violence as the public health crisis that it is, trauma-informed cognitive behavioral therapy, violence prevention and intervention programs, hospital violence prevention and others. Solution innovations can help communities heal, ”the letter says.
Representative room plans to observe the first anniversary of the January 6 uprising with a series of events. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) These members will be able to share the day’s reflections and attend a vigil.
The GOP is still trying to distance itself from the attack on Capitol Hill almost a year later. Republican members of Congress were allegedly involved in planning the January 6 rally denied any involvement. Meanwhile, TBEN News host Tucker Carlson and other members of the right-wing media have advanced a conspiracy theory that the insurgency was a false flag event organized by the FBI.
Former President Donald Trump will mark the anniversary of the insurgency by organize a press conference at his resort town of Palm Beach, where he says he will once again raise his allegations of baseless election fraud.
This article originally appeared on The Bharat Express News and has been updated.