The Man in the Blue Shirt

By Cje95 | Texas Boy in a DC World | 11 Jan 2021


When the Capital siege took place one picture, in particular, has stuck out in the national news. There are a few photos from the United States House of Representatives Chambers showing the standoff between the armed security staff and the protesters. Initially, the individual in the picture was unknown to the press but he distinctively stuck out. He became known as the man in the blue shirt by the media while they figured out who it was. It was apparent the man in the blue shirt was not part of the security because he was wearing blue and not black and also had no weapon in hand. 

 

Once the leaders of the House left House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy informed the public who it was. Texas District 22 Representative Troy Nehls. Congressman Nehls was near the back of the House Chambers when the protesters broke in and immediately his law enforcement instincts kicked in. He ran towards the door as others fled to help barricade it. When the protestors began to smash out the glass around the door with glass spraying in his face he stayed there. He did what he could to talk down the people who were trying to get in. Pleading with them that this was not the right way and that this is not what anyone wanted. There was no reason for anyone to have to die the point had been made and everyone should leave and get out of the building. 

 

Sadly people did die that day and in the following ones from injuries suffered. Congressman Nehls went above and beyond to protect everyone in the Chambers whether they were Republican, Democrat, or Independents. At that time and in that situation none of that mattered what mattered was taking care of the people inside and keeping them safe. If you google his name I am sure you will find tons of things both for and against him. However, the key actions he did are not up for debate. He protected those in there and tried to talk down those trying to cause harm in one way or another. I am proud to know him and proud of his actions. While people may cry he is not a hero to me how can you say that those actions and in that situation were not heroic. He made the State of Texas and his constituents proud with how he stuck up for those who could not stick up for themselves. 

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Cje95
Cje95

Graduated from Texas A&M in May of 2020 had dabbled in crypto since 2017 but dove in at the end of 2019. December of 2020 packed up and moved to D.C.! Huge sports fan, space nerd, and international newsreader! Follow me on Twitter @Cje95_


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