WASHINGTON — Congressman Bill Huizenga honored the memory of officers from across Michigan who were killed in the line of duty by laying a wreath at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., on Thursday.

Huizenga, R-Zeeland, placed the wreath where Grand Haven police officer Scott Anthony Flahive is memorialized. Flahive was killed in the line of duty in 1994.

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I appreciate your honoring our fallen Michigan police officers as our congressional representative, Bill. They deserve your and our appreciation for their service and sacrifice.

However, I can't forget that, after the 2020 election, when the Michigan election results had been certified in all 83 counties and by the State Board of Canvassers, you signed an amicus brief that went to the Supreme Court that sought to overturn those election results in Michigan (as well as in 3 other states). You essentially were attempting to deny the citizens of Michigan their right to vote, freely and fairly.

This bogus amicus brief you signed was summarily dismissed unanimously by the conservative Supreme Court as having no merit as there was no evidence of fraud in Michigan or those other 3 states.

What it did is give support to Trump's Big Lie (which was masterminded by Trump and allies back in 2018), which fueled Trump followers into a frenzy which boiled over into the Insurrection of Jan 6 where police officers found themselves in hand-to-hand combat for hours with violent Trump insurrectionists, with deaths and serious injuries to over 140 police officers.

I hope you realize that you are culpable for these atrocities against police officers on January 6 through your actions, and say a special prayer for those officers who are suffering still from that infamous day in January - one that will go down in the History books for generations to come.


Thank you Congressman Huizinga

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