Capitol Riot Hearing: Police officers blame Trump, Republicans for allegedly inspiring the attack and then downplaying it

Capitol Riot Hearing: Police officers blame Trump, Republicans for allegedly inspiring the attack and then downplaying it



Four police officers who defended the US Capitol Building from the pro-Trump mob that invaded it on Jan. 6 have criticized former US president, Trump, and Republicans who are loyal to him for allegedly inspiring the attack and then downplaying the attack after it was carried out.



Speaking at the inquiry hearing organized by the US House of Representatives into the attacks, the police officers on Tuesday, July 27 asked members of the House select committee investigating the events of that day to get to the bottom of the incident.






"You guys are the only ones we've got to deal with crimes that occur above us," Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Officer Daniel Hodges said.



"I need you guys to address if anyone in power had a role in this. If anyone in power coordinated or aided abetted or tried to downplay, tried to prevent the investigation of this terrorist attack."





Before the hearing, Republicans had already pulled all of their appointees to the committee after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., blocked two of them for being allies with Trump, leaving only Reps. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., and Liz Cheney, R-Wyo. who were selected by Pelosi as the sole republicans.


"The mob of terrorists were coordinating their efforts… shouting ‘heave, ho,’ as they synchronized pushing their weight forward crushing me further against the metal doorframe," Hodges said.

"A man in front of me grabbed my baton… he bashed me in the head and face with it, rupturing my lip and adding additional injury to my skull."



MPD Officer Michael Fanone, meanwhile, detailed how he was "electrocuted again and again and again with a taser. I am sure I was screaming, but I don't think I could hear my own voice."Latest Post
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