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Watch: House holds moment of silence as Congress marks 1 year since Capitol riot

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi paid tribute to the police officers and staff who defended the U.S. Capitol one year ago.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi paid tribute to the police officers and staff who defended the U.S. Capitol one year ago.

On Jan. 6, 2021, lawmakers were certifying the presidential election when thousands of Donald Trump supporters stormed the building, trying to stop them.

On the House floor Thursday, the House chaplain said a prayer and Pelosi honored the victims and held a moment of silence for their heroism.

"As we reflect on that darkest day, we remember that the insurrection sought not only to attack the building, but to undermine democracy itself," Pelosi said.

About 35 members of the House were on the floor for Pelosi's speech. U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney and her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney, were the only Republicans in attendance.

Watch the remarks from Pelosi and the House Chaplain above.