Ex-Capitol police officer Michael Fanone shares scathing opinion of Trump-backed Arizona candidate Kari Lake

Ex-Capitol police officer Michael Fanone shares scathing opinion of Trump-backed Arizona candidate Kari Lake
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Michael Fanone, a former police officer for the Washington D.C., Metropolitan Police, expressed support for a campaign ad that described Republican candidate Kari Lake as "a piece of s--t.”

According to The Daily Beast, the ad, which is a production from the Republican Accountability Project, features Gladys Sicknick — the mother of deceased U.S. Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick — describing Lake as “'very dangerous for our country,' in part because she 'continues to spread the ‘Big Lie.’”

“We’re going to have more violence because people — they believe whatever she says,” Sicknick continued. “My son died because of people like Kari Lake.”

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The Republican candidate, who is endorsed by former President Donald Trump, has also echoed his unfounded claims of widespread vote fraud.

On Tuesday, November 1, Fanone weighed in on the ad while speaking with MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace. As a victim of the brutal Capitol riots led by a mob of angry Trump supporters, Fanone lauded the campaign ad.

“I’ve gotten to know Mrs. Sicknick pretty well, and I thought that was a powerful ad,” Fanone said. “I think she’s out there trying to do what we’re all trying to do here, which is bring accountability for Jan. 6. And I also support the fact that Kari Lake is a piece of shit. So I’m glad she did that ad.”

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Fanone's praise of the ad comes amid criticism he's facing from Lake's supporters following his decision to join several other officers who publicly testified before the House Select Committee investigating the U.S. Capitol insurrection.

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