I am not intimidated by Donald Trump like some of his people on Capitol Hill are. I have absolutely no respect for these people. They are selling their souls for power -- for reelection. — Sandra Garza, partner of fallen Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick
I am not intimidated by Donald Trump like some of his people on Capitol Hill are. I have absolutely no respect for these people. They are selling their souls for power -- for reelection. — Sandra Garza, partner of fallen Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick
Officer injured in Capitol riot says insurrection is a 'triggering' word for lawmakers downplaying January 6
Michael Fanone, who was stun-gunned several times and beaten with a flagpole during the attack, told CNN's Jake Tapper on "The Lead" that it's "significant" but not surprising that a new Senate report on January 6 excludes the word "insurrection" outside of witness quotes and footnotes.

"I guess that word is triggering for some members on the Hill, but it doesn't change the fact that it was an insurrection," Fanone said.


The report, released earlier Tuesday, reveals previously unknown details about the stunning security breakdowns ahead of the attack, including a finding that the US Capitol Police's main intelligence unit "was aware of the potential for violence" beforehand.

... While Fanone called the report a "good start," he maintained that it's "obvious" the January 6 attack was an insurrection "perpetrated by individuals against the US government."

Tuesday's report also omits any examination of then-President Donald Trump's role in the riot, raising questions about whether lawmakers, in their quest for bipartisanship, had exposed the limits of a Congress divided and unable to agree on certain truths.

... Later Tuesday, Sandra Garza, the partner of fallen Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, said she would be willing to meet with Trump because she wants answers from him.

"I am not intimidated by Donald Trump like some of his people on Capitol Hill are," Garza told CNN's Erin Burnett on "OutFront," adding: "I have absolutely no respect for these people. They are selling their souls for power -- for reelection."
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