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Pelosi asks Democrats to 'write their stories' of Capitol riot

Pelosi asks Democrats to 'write their stories' of Capitol riot
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House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiPelosi says Capitol riot was one of the most difficult moments of her career Hillary Clinton calls for women to 'repair' COVID-19's 'damage' on women's rights Republicans' stonewall forces Democrats to pull bill honoring Capitol Police MORE (D-Calif.) encouraged her Democratic colleagues to “write your story of January 6,” in a letter sent Wednesday.

In the letter, Pelosi makes note of the multiple historic events that have taken place this month, including the second House impeachment of former President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump vows 'No more money for RINOS,' instead encouraging donations to his PAC Federal judge rules 'QAnon shaman' too dangerous to be released from jail Pelosi says Capitol riot was one of the most difficult moments of her career MORE and President BidenJoe BidenCNN: Bidens' dogs removed from the White House Federal judge rules 'QAnon shaman' too dangerous to be released from jail Pelosi says Capitol riot was one of the most difficult moments of her career MORE’s inauguration, each one week apart.

“Today also marks three weeks since the insurrection against the U.S. Capitol and against our Democracy,” Pelosi wrote. “I urge all Members to take advantage of this time to write your story of January 6. I also hope you have taken advantage of the trauma and resilience resources provided by the Office of Employee Assistance, and I encourage you to do so if you have not. Members have told me that they have found these resources to be beneficial.”

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The violent Capitol riot resulted in five deaths, including that of Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick. Trump's alleged role in inciting the violence led to him becoming the first U.S. president to be impeached twice. His Senate impeachment trial is set to take place the week of Feb. 8.

Lawmakers, staff and members of the media were forced to evacuate the legislative chambers when violent rioters broke into the Capitol. They were instructed to hide under desks or barricade themselves inside their offices.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezHouse Democrats push to create public reminder of Jan. 6 riot Team Biden offers alternative reality on border crisis with no plan to fix it Progressives' majority delusions politically costly MORE (D-N.Y.) previously said during an Instagram livestream that she experienced a “pretty traumatizing event” during the Jan. 6 Capitol breach, and said she believed she was going to die that day. During the same livestream, she said she would likely seek counseling in the near future.

“As we continue our work For The People, we must do so prayerfully, solemnly and courageously,” wrote Pelosi. “Let us draw faith and inspiration from the closing words of the poem that Amanda Gorman shared with the nation one week ago: ‘For there is always light, if only we're brave enough to see it, if only we're brave enough to be it.’”