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Officer injured in Capitol riot slams 'disgraceful' attempts to downplay insurrection

May 14, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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A DC Metropolitan Police officer who was brutally assaulted while defending the US Capitol during the January 6 insurrection said Thursday evening that it's been "disgraceful" to watch elected officials downplay the riot in recent days.

Washington (CNN)A DC Metropolitan Police officer who was brutally assaulted while defending the US Capitol during the January 6 insurrection said Thursday evening that it's been "disgraceful" to watch elected officials downplay the riot in recent days.

During a congressional hearing Wednesday about the breach of the Capitol, House Republicans spent much of their time repeating a number of false claims about the insurrection as well as sugarcoating the actions of former President Donald Trump and his supporters.

Some defended the rioters and cast them as the victims instead of the perpetrators of a deadly insurrection that included attacks on police officers like Fanone.

"Peddling that bullsh*t is an assault on every officer that fought to defend the Capitol," Fanone said Thursday.

Exclusive new body camera footage, which was broadcast Thursday evening on CNN, shows the Capitol Rotunda filled with Trump supporters just minutes before Fanone was assaulted.

Prosecutors said Sibick was seen in police body-camera footage assaulting Fanone while he lay on the ground outside the Capitol.

In exclusive footage from Fanone's body camera previously broadcast on CNN, the officer can be heard pleading with the insurrectionists to let him go.

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