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WATCH: NewsMax Host’s Conspiracy Theory About Officer Fanone Shut Down By Select Committee

WATCH: NewsMax Host’s Conspiracy Theory About Officer Fanone Shut Down By Select Committee

DC Metropolitan Police Officer Michael Fanone shut down a right-wing conspiracy theory about what happened to him on January 6th during testimony before the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol.

“Forgive me for these questions, but I’ve got to ask you,” Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) said. “Apparently in some nether regions of the internet it’s being said that you, Officer Fanone, were mistaken for Antifa and that’s why you were nearly beaten to death that day and carried into the crowd,” Raskin noted.

ALEXANDRIA, VA – JANUARY 13: Michael Fanone, 40, is an officer with the Metropolitan Police Department that helped fend off rioters at the U.S. Capitol and was captured in a now viral video where he was dragged down stairs and beaten unconscious and suffered a heart attack. (Photo by Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

The conspiracy theory has been pushed by Newsmax personality Greg Kelly, who was tweeting his unfounded conspiracy theories as Fanone testified. His tweet came seven minutes after Kelly noted Fanone was wearing his uniform when he responded to the Capitol, something the plainclothes officer had not done in a decade.

“Is there any way that you were mistaken for antifa?” Raskin asked Fanone.

“Well, I was in full uniform. I was — like I said, wearing my uniform shirt adorned with the Metropolitan Police Department’s patch,” he explained. “I had my badge on until someone ripped it off my chest. I do not believe I was mistaken for a member of antifa.”


Kelly later tweeted: “None of these cops can be trusted with weapons. Resign.”

At least Twitter had some fun shutting down the guy who has also freaked out over pants and other important things.

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Here’s the moment where Rep. Jamie Raskin asks Officer Fanone to set a few things straight, triggering NewsHack Greg Kelly.

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