GOP congressman refuses to shake hand of cop who saved his neck on January 6
Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Officer Michael Fanone was one of 140 law enforcement officers injured protecting the U.S. Capitol and members of Congress on January 6. He was so badly beaten he suffered a heart attack fighting Trump's insurrectionists but he was conscious enough to hear at one point the rioters scream, "Kill him with his own gun!"
On Wednesday, one day after 21 House Republicans voted against a bill to award Congressional gold medals to all the police officers who fought to save lives and democracy on January 6, Officer Fanone was in the U.S. Capitol, and ran into Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-GA).
Congressman Clyde, who sits on the Homeland Security Committee and is one of the 21 who voted against the awards, refused to even shake Officer Fanone's hand.
Clyde is the lawmaker who falsely compared the rioters and insurrectionists to a "normal tourist visit."
U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) took to Twitter to make the accusation, which was backed up by Rep. Adam Kinzinger, a Republican.
I just called Officer Fanone and confirmed this story. This is really incredible. Also relayed an interaction he… https://t.co/v77iCoNYGA— Adam Kinzinger (@Adam Kinzinger) 1623872037.0
Here's video of Officer Fanone being attacked by Trump's insurrectionists:
Officer Michael Fanone could have died on January 6. He was sprayed with chemicals, tased several times, and even b… https://t.co/CcsJhrNBRY— The Recount (@The Recount) 1619653500.0
Here's Congressman Clyde literally barricading the door on Jan. 6, with members of the Capitol Hill Police:
@ProjectLincoln Here's Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-Ga.) helping Capitol Police barricade a door on Jan. 6 during what he w… https://t.co/YUuarFaabw— Michael Donnelly (@Michael Donnelly) 1623801280.0
Here's Clyde outright lying:
Rep Andrew Clyde (R-GA) sells a real whopper at the US House hearing today about Jan 6 insurrection: "The House Flo… https://t.co/pE4YxJr14a— Amee Vanderpool (@Amee Vanderpool) 1620847557.0
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