Kevin McCarthy refuses to look at body cam video as Republicans call Jan. 6 a 'tourist visit'

In a meeting 2 weeks earlier, Fanone claimed, “I experienced one of the most ruthless, vicious hand-to-hand fight of my whole life. Let alone my policing job, which extends virtually twenty years. It was absolutely nothing that I had actually ever before assumed would certainly belong of my police job, neither was I prepared to experience.”

“I experienced the most brutal, savage hand-to-hand combat of my entire life.”

Footage fired by among the insurgents (beginning around 5 mins right into the video clip listed below) programs Fanone being dragged down the Capitol actions after he was tased, defeated, and also retreated from a team of police officers securing a passage that resulted in Congressional chambers. As one male yells, “I got one,” and also the group exhorts his capture, one more Trump advocate waves a “thin blue line” flag over Fanone’s subconscious type.

At that time, Fanone suggested that he desired his body video camera video launched, and also it was this video that he intended to reveal to McCarthy. Only McCarthy rejects to speak with him. 

The body video camera reveals the exultant Trump advocates after Fanone has actually been tased and also dragged from the structure. Over and also over, he attempts to get across individuals that are bring him away, craving his life and also advising them that he has a household as he is defeated and also buffooned. Part method down the Capitol actions, a single person starts to scream, “Don’t hurt him,” and also, “We’re better than this.” For a minute, it appears as if they’re paying attention to Fanone’s appeals and also weeps of discomfort. But after that the attack returns to. Eventually Fanone is recuperated by various other police officers and also given safety and security behind the cutting edge of the attack.

By the moment he’s recuperated, the video camera might still be running, yet Fanone himself is subconscious.

Throughout the event, Trump advocates are ordering at Fanone’s equipment, removing his defense, and also trying to snatch his weapon. In numerous areas the video camera is passed out due to the fact that Fanone has actually been turned over face down while insurgents remain to defeat him with hands and also clubs. 


These favor what the GOP is currently offering as “a normal tourist visit” from “patriotic Americans.” This is the occasion where also troubling to explore is an initiative by the “deep state” to quelch the legal rights of “law-abiding Americans.”

Republicans are not simply neglecting Jan. 6, they’re supporting it. On that day, with insurgents still inhabiting the Capitol and also looking for targets, Donald Trump sent a tweet.

“These are the things and events that happen when a sacred landslide election victory is so unceremoniously & viciously stripped away from great patriots who have been badly & unfairly treated for so long. Go home with love & in peace. Remember this day forever!”

At the moment, every line of that tweet appeared impressive. Now Republicans have actually welcomed it from starting to finish. Expect them to require a sculpture—except Fanone and also the others that safeguarded the Capitol, but also for individuals that dragged him yelling down the staircases.