On Tuesday, the sham hearings about the mostly-peaceful protest in and around the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 began in the U.S. House, and they are even more revolting than expected.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) called on Capitol Police officers who recited lines prepared to justify a sustained unconstitutional crackdown against Trump supporters. Having failed completely to secure the Capitol on Jan. 6, they want the focus off of their own incompetence on that fateful day.
DC Metropolitan Police Officer Michael Fanone poured on the histrionics, comparing what he experienced that day to “Hell”:
Wonder how many times he practiced this pic.twitter.com/PmoLZ2TKOG
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) July 27, 2021
DC Metropolitan Police Officer Daniel Hodges said that he considers Trump supporters as terrorists in his carefully choreographed testimony:
“I can see why someone would take issue with the title of terrorist, it’s gained a lot of notoriety in our vocabulary in the past few decades … But I came prepared,” Officer Hodges explains why he refers to the Jan. 6th rioters as ‘terrorists.’ pic.twitter.com/jkkN4g9EDE
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) July 27, 2021
U.S. Capitol Police Sgt. Aquilino Gonell recited partisan talking points on cue to demonize Trump on behalf of the Democrats in charge:
SGT. GONELL TO REPUBLICANS: “You’re defending the indefensible… it demoralizes not just the rank & file, but future recruits. They think: why would I risk my life for them when they don’t even care?” #January6thCommission pic.twitter.com/hzdOL7IEpO
— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) July 27, 2021
DC Metropolitan Police Officer Harry Dunn did his best Jussie Smollett impression, conjuring from whole cloth a story about evil MAGA racists that sounds like a yarn from a liberal cat lady’s Twitter page:
Until January 6th, “no one had ever, ever called me ni**er while wearing the uniform of a Capitol Police Officer.”
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) July 27, 2021