Capitol Police Officer Describes Racist Threat From January Insurrectionists

Despite efforts to paint the January 6th insurrectionists, angry over Donald Trump’s loss in the 2020 Presidential Election, as good guys, patriots who were simply standing up for their beliefs, there’s evidence they were threatening the lives of lawmakers, and attacked police. Now a Capitol police officer has come forward to share the racist threats a group made that day.

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Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn has spoken out before. In fact, Dunn’s words were quoted in Trump’s second impeachment hearing. In the clip below, via The Recount, you can hear him in his own words, on CNN, describing insurrectionists calling a colleague the racial slur widely known as “the n-word” and making physical threats.

He says his colleague, who he doesn’t identify by name, was carrying a long rifle and insurrectionists — Dunn refers to them as “a group of terrorists” — came up to him and asked if he thought he was “a tough [racial slur] with that gun” and said if he’d put down the gun, “we’ll show you what kind of [racial slur] you really are.

As ABC reported last month, Dunn has previously shared that the same raial slur was used towards him that day. He remembers discussing it with colleagues, saying, “I got called a [n-word] a couple dozen times today protecting this building.”

Earlier this week, Senator Ron Johnson declared that he wasn’t afraid for his life during the attack because the Trump supporters invading the building “love this country” and said he didn’t believe they were lawbreakers. Instead, he said, if the insurrectionists had been Black Lives Matters supporters, there would have been reason to fear. After criticism, he insisted that this was not a racist statement. Officer Dunn’s experience speaks strongly to the mindset of the attackers, contradicting Senator Johnson’s view.

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