Following a day of emotional testimony from four Capitol Police officers on their experiences during the January 6 insurrection, Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va. 11th District) was critical of his Republican colleagues for being in denial about the events of the day. Connolly told Cheddar that the GOP was gaslighting the officers and the public about the intentions behind and the dangers of the riots. He also spent time discussing his legislative proposal to take care of the massive backlog in passport requests built up due to a growing demand for travel as pandemic restrictions eased.