The GOP has long painted itself as the pro-police party. And Conservative media has followed behind supporting any cop no matter what they had done.But the tides have changed after Donald Trump supporters rioted at the United States Capitol, on January 6th. Since that day, Republicans haven’t shown much respect for the men and women in blue. In fact, a number of GOP lawmakers flat out refused to talk to Capitol officers about their experiences on that day.
Tucker Carlson, as he is wont to do, took it a step further. During a recent segment he directly attacked one of those officers who defended the building that day. And now the lawyer for Harry Dunn is firing back at the Fox host.
Carlson recently claimed that Dunn’s opinion doesn’t matter because he is a Democrat. The host told his audience, “On Tuesday, Nancy Pelosi will call a Capitol Police Officer called Harry Dunn. Dunn will pretend to speak for the country’s law enforcement community. But it turns out Dunn has very little in common with your average cop. Dunn is an angry left-wing political activist whose social media feeds are full of praise, not coincidentally for Nancy Pelosi.”
Mark Zaid, the lawyer for Dunn, released a statement blasting Carlson. The missive read, in part, “Our client has served 13 years in law enforcement and on January 6, 2021, fought against an insurrectionist violent crowd — no doubt many of them Carlson’s supporters — to protect the lives of our elected officials, including Vice President Pence. Frankly, the last thing Carlson wants is the truth to emerge of what happened that day and why.”
You can read the full statement below:
— Mark S. Zaid (@MarkSZaidEsq) July 22, 2021
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