Officers recount their experiences --
Fanone: "I thought about using my firearm ... But I knew if I did, I'd be quickly overwhelmed & in their minds that would provide them w/the justification for killing me. So instead I decided to appeal to any humanity they might have. I said as loud as I could, 'I've got kids'" pic.twitter.com/8xpq6cfOWB— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 27, 2021
"The mob of terrorists were shouting 'heave, ho' and they pushed their way forward. A man in front of me grabbed my baton ... he bashed me in the face and head with it ... I did the only thing I could do and screamed for help" -- Officer Hodges pic.twitter.com/NwpDcPEKnx— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 27, 2021
"There are some who express outrage when someone kneels while calling for social justice. Where are those same people expressing the outrage to condemn the violent attack on law enforcement, the Capitol and our American democracy? I'm still waiting for them" -- Sgt Gonell pic.twitter.com/pIs57xyd9z— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 27, 2021
Officer Dunn: "I told them to just leave the Capitol, and in response they yelled, 'no man, this is our house. President Trump invited us here. We're here to stop the steal.'"— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 27, 2021
He goes on to detail how crowd yelled racial slurs at him. pic.twitter.com/NYZDPPKg0t
As we hear the powerful stories from officers on Jan 6 can’t help but think of the entire USCP force, including those that lost their lives as a result of that day.— Haley Talbot (@haleytalbotnbc) July 27, 2021
As you walk around the Capitol today officers are glued to the hearing, watching their colleagues testify. pic.twitter.com/ljw2Br7tk3
Typical reactions from typical smarmy Trumpanzees (who "back the blue" as long they're beating up peaceful protesters); fuck 'em all --
Crisis actor Fanone just beat on the table and said it’s “disgraceful!” that any elected official denies his narrative of what happened on January 6.— Julie Kelly 🇺🇸 (@julie_kelly2) July 27, 2021
Calls it an “insurrection.” Blasting GOP lawmakers. Now says this isn’t about politics, lol.
He has many tattoos.
In preparation for his performance today, they plied him with estrogen and West Wing re-runs. https://t.co/zN17fpuczn— David Reaboi, Late Republic Nonsense (@davereaboi) July 27, 2021
Is there really a Capitol Hill Police Officer crying about hurty words live on national television right now?— Raheem J. Kassam (@RaheemKassam) July 27, 2021
Fucking whole world is laughing at this shit.
Elise Stefanik is a sociopath.— The Hoarse Whisperer (@TheRealHoarse) July 27, 2021
She has no fixed morality, no principles other than to seek power for herself.
That makes her a perfect fit among her many sociopathic colleagues. https://t.co/bG3dZpfSdS
Last words (for now) --
Officer Dunn: "Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger are being lauded as courageous heroes. And while I agree with that notion, why? Because they told the truth? Why is telling the truth hard? I guess in this America, it is." pic.twitter.com/CeBD6kHl7P— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 27, 2021
Sorry, as I listen to Capitol Police officers talk about the insurrection—being attacked by hammers, crushed by rioters, losing eyes—I keep coming back to Rep. Andrew Clyde comparing it to a "normal tourist visit" and the absolute depravity it'd take to make that statement.— Matt Fuller (@MEPFuller) July 27, 2021