Secretary Hillary Clinton in a brief tweet sent a powerful message to the “Republicans who don’t want Americans to know what responding police officers went through.” She added the emotional video of Officer Michael Fanone of Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department testifying. She found the perfect messenger to rebut the GOP.
Officer Fanone explained what had happened to him on that terrifying tragic day. There were 9,600 in the mob with only about 150 members of the police who kept themselves between the terrorists and Congress members. And they succeeded. He said in part:
‘I thought about using my firearm on my attackers, but I knew that if I did, I would be quickly overwhelmed. And that in their minds would provide them justification for killing me. So I instead tried to appeal to any humanity they might have.’
‘I said as loud as I could manage “I’ve got kids!” Thankfully some of the crowd stepped in and assisted me. Those few individuals protected me from a crowd and inched me toward the Capitol until my fellow officers could rescue me. I was carried back inside.’
‘What happened afterward is much less vivid. I had been beaten unconscious and remained so for four minutes. I know that Jimmy helped evacuate me from the building.
‘Doctors told me I had had a heart attack.’
He was later diagnosed with a concussion, traumatic brain injury, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The officer continued:
‘My children are suffering with the trauma with almost losing their Dad.’
‘What makes this so bad is that my fellow citizens including the people I put my life at risk to. defend are downplaying or outright denying what happened. I feel like I went to hell and back to protect them and the people in this room.’
Then he pounded the table to emphasize his point when he said “Disgraceful:”
‘But too many are telling me that hell doesn’t exist. Or hell wasn’t actually that bad. The indifference shown to my colleagues is DISgRACEFUL.’
Take a look at his full testimony on Secretary Clinton’s Twitter. It is riveting:
‘Republicans in office don’t want Americans to know what responding police officers went through when Donald Trump incited an attack on Congress.
‘But everyone should watch this testimony. pic.twitter.com/deYWJ8P9HQ
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) July 27, 2021’
Republicans in office don’t want Americans to know what responding police officers went through when Donald Trump incited an attack on Congress.
But everyone should watch this testimony. pic.twitter.com/deYWJ8P9HQ
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) July 27, 2021
Featured image is a screenshot from Clinton’s tweet.
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