By Jennifer McRae

AURORA, Colo. (CBS4)– Colorado Congressman Jason Crow remembers being trapped in the House Chamber on Jan. 6, 2021, the day the U.S. Capitol was under attack. Crow, a Democrat representing Aurora, is also a former Army Ranger who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Rep. Jason Crow (credit: CBS)

Now he’s focused on a plan to protect the foundation of our nation: democracy.

Rep. Jason Crow comforts Rep. Susan Wild while taking cover as protesters disrupt the joint session of Congress to certify the Electoral College vote on Jan. 6, 2021.

Rep. Jason Crow comforts Rep. Susan Wild while taking cover as protesters disrupt the joint session of Congress to certify the Electoral College vote on Jan. 6, 2021. (credit: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)

“I’m going to be calling on Americans around the country for this new type of patriotism. It looks different from the patriotism of old. It’s rooted in honesty, in honesty about the failings of our past, in honesty about promises that have been unfulfilled and also the promise, the promise of the pursuit of perfection,” said Crow.

Crow said that this democracy tool kit will be his focus moving forward.

Jennifer McRae