Several Republican congressmen stayed behind to help defend the Capitol Tuesday.
Earlier this week, Texas Congressman Pat Fallon took to Facebook to describe the “courage personified” he saw in Republican congressmen who helped defend the Capitol.
“…the mob literally reached the doors of the House Chamber and the Police were short handed and I AM SO PROUD that Rep Tony Gonzalez, Rep Ronny Jackson, Rep Troy Nehls didn’t hesitate!!!” Fallon wrote. “We augmented the Police and stood our ground! We will never be intimated by any mob, regardless of their motivations.”
He later added that they “broke off furniture to make clubs to defend the U.S. House of Representatives.”
I was proud to stand alongside some of my colleagues yesterday when things got tough. Mob rule will never win, no matter their agenda.
The Constitution protects our right to peacefully protest injustices, but violence has no place in our civic discourse. https://t.co/WbAYPz1ia9
— Ronny Jackson (@RepRonnyJackson) January 7, 2021
Fallon also listed those present: Representatives Tony Gonzalez, Ronny Jackson, Troy Nehls, Mark Wayne Mullin and Ken Buck.
“Ronny looked over at me and declared, ‘I’m not going anywhere!’” Fallon wrote. “Tony and Troy looked back and nodded reassuringly. I remembered what Tim Grunhard (a center at Notre Dame) would say before a big game at home in South Bend. So I repeated it, “This IS OUR House! And we’re gonna protect it!!!” No one flinched. No one!!!
“I serve with heroes. My Texas GOP colleagues have been my friends and now they are my heroes!!!”
Americans should follow the example set by these conservative leaders. We must always be quick to defend the laws and freedoms that our country is built upon. Otherwise, we risk losing them.