I’m sure most of you witnessed the House Committee’s January 6th hearings on Tuesday, wherein four heroic police officers gave jarring and moving testimony of their hellacious battle at the Capitol, fighting hand-to-hand combat with Trump’s insurrectionists for hours to protect lawmakers and our democracy. (Please be warned, this article contains graphic language of insurrectionists and a supporter.)
One of the brave officers, Michael Fanone, received an unbelievably insane, threatening and seemingly never-ending voice message while he was testifying — from a Trumpster, of course. Officer Fanone played it in full for Don Lemon on CNN, Tuesday night. “You’re so full of shit, you little f*ggot f*cker. You’re a p*ssy. You’re a lying f*ck… I wish they would have killed all you scumbags, ’cause you people are scum. They stole the election from Trump… Too bad they didn’t beat the shit out of you more.”
Officer Fanone responded, “This is what happens when you tell the truth in Trump’s America.” Sadly, he is used to being subjected to this abhorrently disgraceful type of behavior. Officer Fanone literally almost fought to the death. After being tased repeatedly at the base of his skull, fighting hand-to-hand combat such as he had never experienced in his 20 years as an officer, and hit with metal objects, he suffered a heart attack, a concussion, and a traumatic brain injury. Someone yelled to get his gun and kill him with it. Officer Fanone pleaded he had kids. He suffers from PTSD. His plain-spoken testimony included the facts that certain elected Republicans are liars, claiming the hell that the officers suffered at the Capitol wasn’t that bad, or did not even exist, and that they had broken their oaths of office. Amen.
Another courageous officer, Harry Dunn, spoke of the vile, white nationalists (not only supported, but “loved” by Trump and his sycophants) calling him a “f*ckin’ n*gger,” repeatedly. All four heroes shared horrific stories, and yet they all would do it again.
Meanwhile, the usual charlatans at Fox News despicably mocked the officers who testified, all but calling them drama queens, complete with awards. I want to see Laura Ingraham and Tucker Carlson subpoenaed.