Speaking to 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 fury at Republicans who attempted to rewrite the story of the event, which was sparked by Trump’s lies. that the 2020 general election was fraudulent. Five people, including a Capitol police officer, died in the attack.
“They were there to hurt people. They had bad intentions, ”Dunn told“ New Day ”. “It hurts to believe that people might think it was a normal day, it was a tour. It’s hurtful that they can say things like that when the police gave their lives to make sure they were 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 watch this tape and see anything other than an assault? I do not understand. I do not understand.”
“It’s a bit like we were rejected because our opinions and what we went through didn’t matter,” he concluded.
You can watch Dunn’s interview below.
“It’s hard to believe people are still denying what really happened,” Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn said of GOP lawmakers downplaying the January 6 riot. “It’s so frustrating … How do you watch this tape and see anything other than an assault?”https://t.co/pVkmsXIuvo pic.twitter.com/cBJbhPD9nQ
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Dunn previously described the racism he experienced during the riot.
“I was called a [racist slur] a few dozen times… protect this building, ”he Told ABC “Good Morning America” in February. “Everyone wants to say it was about politics – but [there] There were a lot of people in that crowd who were racist. They beat police officers with Blue Lives Matter flags. They fought us. They had Confederate flags in the United States Capitol.