From the Democratic Party of Virginia
Rep. Bob Good Votes Against Honoring Police Officers Who Protected The Capitol From Rioters
Richmond, VA — In an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote yesterday, 413 members of Congress voted to award the Congressional Gold Medal to Capitol and Metropolitan Police officers who protected the building during the January 6 insurrection.
Congressman Bob Good wasn’t one of them.
Instead, Good voted with 11 other Republicans against honoring those officers, apparently objecting to the bill calling those who stormed the Capitol “insurrectionists.”
For Good, this would have meant calling one of his own staff members – who was present at the Capitol during the riots – an insurrectionist. Sandra Adams, Good’s district director, attended the “Stop The Steal” protest on January 6. Adams later came under fire for inflammatory social media posts that compared false reports of voter fraud to the Holocaust, among other things.
This isn’t the first time Good has sided with extremists in his own party over supporting law enforcement. During his time on the Campbell County Board of Supervisors, Good’s zealotry for budget cuts led him to cast the deciding vote in favor of cutting the budget for the Sheriff’s office. In the wake of Good’s budget cuts, 13 deputies left the Campbell County Sheriff’s department, which had one of the lowest police salaries in the region. Campbell County Sheriff Steve Hutcherson later had to plead with the board to increase police funding.
“It’s no surprise that Bob Good is once again taking the side of far-right extremists — one of the people at the January 6 riots literally works for his Congressional office,” said DPVA Communications Director Grant Fox. “But if Good won’t even come to the table to honor Capitol Police officers, why should his constituents expect him to stand up for them when it counts? He already voted against sending them $1,400 checks, speeding up vaccinations, and sending money to schools to help them reopen safely. Good’s hyper-partisan extremism isn’t just a problem when he votes against honoring police officers, it’s going to hurt Virginians too.”