Chatting with CNN, Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn, who fought off a violent group of former President Donald Trump’s supporters who stormed the US Capitol on January 6, expressed his fury at Republicans who’ve tried to rewrite the historical past of the occasion, which was spurred by Trump’s falsehoods that the 2020 normal election was fraudulent. 5 folks, together with a Capitol Police officer, died throughout the assault.
“They had been there with a function to harm folks. They’d dangerous intentions,” Dunn informed “New Day.” “It simply hurts to consider that individuals can suppose that it was a traditional day, it was a tour. It’s hurtful that they will say issues like that once we had officers give their life to ensure that they had been secure.”
“It’s exhausting to consider that individuals nonetheless deny what actually occurred,” he continued. “If the video proof doesn’t present it, I don’t know how one can persuade folks… How do you take a look at that tape and see the rest than an assault? I don’t get it. I don’t perceive.”
“It’s form of like we’re being dismissed as our opinions and what we skilled didn’t matter,” he concluded.
You may watch Dunn’s interview under.
“It is exhausting to consider that individuals nonetheless deny what actually occurred,” Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn says about GOP lawmakers downplaying the Jan. 6 riot. “It is so irritating … How do you take a look at that tape and see the rest than an assault?”https://t.co/pVkmsXIuvo pic.twitter.com/cBJbhPD9nQ
— New Day (@NewDay) Could 14, 2021
Dunn beforehand described the racism he skilled throughout the riot.
“I acquired referred to as a [racist slur] a pair dozen occasions … defending this constructing,” he informed ABC’s “Good Morning America” in February. “All people desires to say that it was about politics — however [there] was numerous folks in that crowd that had been racist. They beat cops with Blue Lives Matter flags. They fought us. They’d Accomplice flags within the U.S. Capitol.”