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VIDEO: Recipients of the Congressional Gold Medal refused to shake hands with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy during an award ceremony, honoring the heroism of U.S. Capitol Police during the January 6, 2021 attack.

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Good. They were glad to get protection from Capitol Police on January 6 but 21 Republicans voted not to give them these medals. pic.twitter.com/X4IhlV8upG
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And kudos for those heroes having the gumption to recognize who deserved to be thanked.
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Nice. I love a good public snub.
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Good. McConnell and McCarthy don't deserve their handshakes.
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I love a good PUBLIC shaming. Well done, heros. We stand with you. pic.twitter.com/PLcrxSiQ68
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smack down ... it's a beautiful thing nonviolent and sends a powerful message
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If you鈥檙e a jerk, you will be treated as a jerk. We are done pretending you are not a jerk.
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Snub for previous snub. Seems appropriate.
As 鈥渇uck you鈥漵 go, this was very well executed. pic.twitter.com/kI5Qgp3t2D
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Who would want to shake their hands? Poor Mitch has his hand out no takers
Family of officers who were awarded congressional #GoldMedals today, chose not to shake hands of Mitch McConnell & Kevin McCarthy.
I understand completely.
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Good for them. @LeaderMcConnell & @GOPLeader McCarthy shouldn't even be in the room.
Good for them! Neither one of them deserve a Handshake.
OMG, the little wave as the final person comes through and Mitch realizes he's going to be left hanging
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I鈥檓 very proud of them for publicly rebuking @LeaderMcConnell @GOPLeader in the strongest terms. IMO, they should not have been invited. #GOPTraitorsToDemocracy pic.twitter.com/g8nz3FLBvG
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Bravo! Why would anyone want to shake the hands of traitors?
Considering how hard they鈥檝e worked to try to sweep everything under the rug, seems an appropriate response to me.
fuck cops but also this is a police W
McBitch is humiliated.
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The Republican's are seeing the consequences of their actions! They were at the January 6th insurrection! They saw the destruction & then denied it happened! Then they failed to Impeach tfg for his actions! The Last slap was voting to not support 馃憞 cnn.com/2021/06/15/pol鈥 pic.twitter.com/f4inD6aVER
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When asked about this, McCarthy and McConnell better not spin this as red vs blue, left vs right. It is right vs wrong. Their silence then, and now makes them cowardly traitors. The men and women receiving these medals have honor and courage. Mc + Mc have zero.
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1st Amendment at work. Powerful. Symbolic. Deserved.Respectable Disdain. Perfect!!! Anything other than full-throated support for the men & women whose lives were put @ risk by the demented, traitorous notions of a former POTUS & his cowardly sycophants is disgraceful.
They鈥檙e not shaking @GOP鈥檚 hands 馃槀馃ぃ馃ぃ馃憤馃憤馃憤馃憤馃憤
Good, start disrespecting these ppl back to their faces and keep it pushin...they are in office to serve the ppl not entice them into violence then play dumb afterwards...
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And maga metro police hackled Officer Fatone as he was attending the ceremony. BIG PATHETIC! They should all, every stinking corrupt one of them be removed from their jobs!
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In a later closeup, McCarthy and McConnell showed mortification.
Totally acceptable for private citizens to express anger like this. They were discreet, but convicted. Not acceptable for the chief of the @CapitolPolice to do the same given his agency mission and mandate. I hope a Repub Member doesn鈥檛 die on his watch. If so, this will come up.
Police shaking the hands of Nancy Pelosi
but not McConnell or McCarthy
is something very serious the @GOP should think about

but wont.
Here's your warm fuzzy for the day. 馃グ
Would anyone shake hands with those who brought that bastard Trump, back into political reverence, after he tried to kill them with his unhinged mob. That's what McConnell called them at the ceremony. An unhinged mob.
Why are McConnell and McCarthy the ones handing out the medals? @SpeakerPelosi @SenSchumer
AH HAAAA!! Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy are looking goofy as hell as they get ROYALLY DISSED 馃槀馃槀馃槀馃槀馃槀馃槀馃槀馃槀馃槀馃槀馃槀馃槀
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Thank you Sidnick family and others for refusing to pretend Republicans are honorable or worthy of basic respect. #Solidarity 鉁婐煆 #MitchMcConnell #KevinMcCarthy @LeaderMcConnell @kevinomccarthy
#Republicans in congress should all be treated like pariahs. They鈥檝e betrayed America
Speaks volumes regarding how they feel about republicans who continue to support trump.
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collaborators - m.mc with dems and police with insiders
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Good on 'em...The turtle & Qevin were a boil on the ass of a solemn ceremony...fuk them...
Love it, I wouldn鈥檛 shake their hands either I鈥檇 give them another metal just for not shaking their hands!!馃憤馃憤
Great! Why should they? These 2 leaders did not support them!
"Blue Lives Matter" until they themselves express their freedom of speech in public, nonviolent defiance.
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to be honest it's not before time.
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No screaming just polite refusal to dignify their cowardice
This should be the reception they get literally everywhere they go.
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Shitty human beings being treated as such by heroic human beings.
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Thank you, fuck you, fuck you, thank you, thank you
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Mitch with his hand stretched out for a handshake was left hanging by every single one of them. Amazed he left it out there that long.
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So the message of DEFUNDING the police doesnt apply today? Gotcha
FAFO consequences of their inactions鈥
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This is how you behave towards anti-democratic (with a small "d") and divisive politicians. No need to be polite towards people trying to divide you.
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Bahahahaha. You get what you give. Nobody wants to shake hands with a gaping asshole who stood on the national stage and played revisionist history for 2 damn years!
Hell yea cowards sold there souls they should of spit in the gop faces
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Wait until Kev鈥檚 handler Margie sees this. She鈥檚 gonna be mad. #GOPHypocrisy
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GOOD!! Glad they took a stand and ignored the enablers! McConnell and McCarthy should be embarrassed, but neither of those idiots will even understand the reasons why they were ignored.
The GOP at this ceremony to honor bravery of the capitol police is insulting. McConnell & McCarthy are cowards.

#CapitolPolice #CongressionalGoldMedal
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