Many Congressmen are seeking therapy for the trauma they allegedly endured at the infamous Jan. 6 demonstration in and around the U.S. Capitol, which resulted in the legislature being postponed for a few hours.
Even though the protest was mostly peaceful by the standards set during the ANTIFA and Black Lives Matter riots in summer 2020, that hasn’t stopped Congressmen from telling the public repeatedly that they’re poor traumatized victims worthy of sympathy.
Paul Tewksbury, who works as director of the House Office of Employee Assistance, is reporting that his office has provided 760 counseling sessions to members of Congress since Jan. 6. This is a “significant increase” over the usual total of requests.
“There’s a lot of stress and anger going on. … We’re validating feelings, whatever they are,” Rep. Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA) said to Roll Call. “Interestingly, the people I think who