Capitol Police Officer slams GOPs rewriting the story of the Capitol Riot
In conversation with CNN, Capitol Police officer Harry Dunn, who fought a violent group of supporters of former President Donald Trump who stormed the United States Capitol on January 6, expressed his anger at Republicans who tried to recreate the story of the event write what was sparked by Trump’s lies that the 2020 general election were fraudulent. Five people, including a Capitol police officer, died in the attack.
“You were there with the aim of hurting people. You had bad intentions, ”Dunn told New Day. “It just hurts to think that people can think it was a normal day, it was a tour. It is hurtful that they should be able to say such things when officers give their lives to make sure they are safe. “
“It’s hard to believe that people are still denying what really happened,” he continued. “If the video evidence doesn’t show it, I don’t know how you can convince people … How do you look at the tape and see something other than an attack?” I don’t understand I don’t understand. “
“It’s like we’re being dismissed as our opinions and what we experienced didn’t matter,” he concluded.
You can see Dunn’s interview below.
“It’s hard to believe that people are still denying what really happened,” says Capitol Police officer Harry Dunn of the GOP lawmakers who downplayed the January 6 riot. “It’s so frustrating … how do you look at the tape and see something other than an attack?” Https://t.co/pVkmsXIuvo pic.twitter.com/cBJbhPD9nQ
– New Day (@NewDay) May 14, 2021
Dunn previously described the racism he experienced during the uprising.
“I was called a [racist slur] a few dozen times … to protect this building, ”he told ABC’s Good Morning America in February. “Everyone wants to say that it was about politics – but [there] was a large number of people in that crowd who were racist. They hit police officers with Blue Lives Matter flags. They fought against us. They had Confederate flags in the U.S. Capitol. “
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