A D.C. police officer who was captured by the Jan. 6 mob on the U.S. Capitol and almost crushed to demise is looking out Republican lawmakers who’re brazenly denying the violence that occurred that day.
Officer Michael Fanone advised CNN’s Don Lemon:
“I’m not interested in getting into political squabbles. I’m not a politician. I’m not an elected official. I don’t expect anybody to give two shits about my opinions. But I will say this: Those are lies. And peddling that bullshit is an assault on every officer that fought to defend the Capitol. It’s disgraceful.”
The mob, egged on by then-President Donald Trump, was trying to cease the certification of the 2020 election and preserve Trump, who misplaced, in energy. Many Republicans have since tried to defend Trump, they usually’ve canceled anybody within the social gathering who dared to criticize him. State and native GOP our bodies have censured Republicans for talking out, and this week, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) was purged from social gathering management within the House for blaming Trump for the rebel and calling out his lies in regards to the election.
Since the assault, a number of GOP lawmakers have gone into full denial mode, with Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-Ga.) claiming “there was no insurrection” and insisting the footage from that day appeared like “a normal tourist visit.”
Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), who was blamed by his family for serving to to incite the riot, known as the insurrectionists “peaceful patriots” who have been “harassed.”
Rep. Jody Hice (R-Ga.) even claimed that the true victims have been Trump supporters.
And Trump has stated the rioters have been “hugging and kissing” the police.
Video from Fanone’s bodycam broadcast on CNN ― footage he watched with Lemon ― confirmed in any other case. He was assaulted by the mob, crushed with a flagpole and zapped with a stun gun:
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