Police Officers Testify Before House Committee On Jan 6 Insurrection

The first day of testimony before the House select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection featured four police officers who shared in devastating detail the verbal and physical assaults they experienced that day at the U.S. Capitol building.

U.S. Capitol Police officer Harry Dunn testified the MAGA crowd hurled vicious, ugly racial slurs when he tried to reason with the mob.

“You hear that, guys, this n–er voted for Joe Biden!” one woman shouted. “Fucking n—er!” the crowd screamed. Dunn said he had never been called the epithet while wearing a Capitol Police uniform. Other officers told him later they too were targets of such taunts.

Officer Michael Fanone described his own assault by the violent crowd which led to a heart attack.

Growing emotional during his testimony, he pounded the table saying “the indifference shown to my colleagues is disgraceful!”

During his remarks, Capitol Police Sgt. Aquilino Gonell responded to Donald Trump’s recent characterization of the invasion as a lot of “hugs and kisses.”

And Officer Daniel Hodges found himself fighting to keep his own baton as one of the rioters told him, “You will die on your knees.”

You can view the full three and a half hour hearing below.