US President Joe Biden marks the second anniversary of the attack on the Capitol Building with a ceremony at the White House awarding the Presidential Citizens Medal to 12 election officials and law enforcement officials.
Among those being honored at Friday’s ceremony is former Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives Rusty Powers, who refused to void his state’s 2020 election results despite pressure from former President Donald Trump. other.
Powers and other election commission officials have gained national attention amid a January 6 investigation by the House Select Committee, in which the group exposed pressure Trump allies are exerting on government officials behind the scenes.
More than 950 people have been arrested and 484 plead guilty in connection with the burglary in almost all fifty states and the District of Columbia, according to the latest statistics from the US Department of Justice, while the FBI continues to search for information on 350 people.