In a effort to hide from the reality of Jan.6 Capitol protestor assaults?
The Republicans are coming down on the side of the 500+ arrested protestor’s AGAINST the cops….
This putting themselves on the same side of protestors against cops last year…
Fox News host Tucker Carlson spent part of his Wednesday night show delegitimizing a Black Capitol Police officer who defended the building from the pro-Trump mob on January 6.
The officer in question, Harry Dunn, is slated to testify before the first hearing of the January 6 committee next week. He gained national attention for sharing his experience of the insurrection, during which he said he was called the n-word more than a dozen times.
“Dunn will pretend to speak for the country’s law enforcement community, but it turns out Dunn has very little in common with your average cop,” Carlson said. “Dunn is an angry left-wing political activist.”
Dunn’s lawyers, Mark Zaid and David Laufman, blasted the comments in a Thursday statement.
“Our client has served 13 years in law enforcement and on January 6, 2021, fought against an insurrectionist violent crowd – no doubt many of them Carlson’s supporters – to protect the lives of our elected officials, including Vice President Mike Pence,” they wrote.
Of Dunn’s upcoming testimony, they added that “the last thing Carlson wants is for the truth to emerge of what happened that day and why.”
The first meeting of the January 6 committee, currently only made up of Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) picks, is scheduled for July 27. Dunn will testify alongside three other officers, all of whom will give their firsthand accounts of what happened during the insurrection…..
image…WASHINGTON, DC – JUNE 25: Metropolitan Police Officer Michael Fanone (R) and U.S. Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn depart from the U.S. Capitol after having a meeting with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA…