I was absolutely sickened. ... you have a leader on Capitol Hill who's making phone calls asking for personal favors and doling out political capital to push for, you know, a no vote on that commission. It was absolutely disgraceful. — Michael Fanone, Washington, DC, police officer
I was absolutely sickened. ... you have a leader on Capitol Hill who's making phone calls asking for personal favors and doling out political capital to push for, you know, a no vote on that commission. It was absolutely disgraceful. — Michael Fanone, Washington, DC, police officer
DC officer Michael Fanone, who was attacked at the Capitol riot, says he was 'absolutely sickened' by Mitch McConnell's efforts to quash the Jan. 6 commission
  • Senate Republicans blocked the creation of a commission into the Jan. 6 insurrection last week.
  • Mitch McConnell reportedly asked Republicans to vote against the bill as a "personal favor."
  • Officer Michael Fanone said he was "absolutely sickened" to learn this.
Fanone said: "I was absolutely sickened. You know, here I am escorting the mother of a dead policeman, while she and myself advocate for the formation of a commission to investigate the circumstances which resulted in her son's death.

"And you have a leader on Capitol Hill who's making phone calls asking for personal favors and doling out political capital to push for, you know, a no vote on that commission. It was absolutely disgraceful."
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