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Former DC police officer who survived the Capitol riot slams ‘insurrectionist members of Congress’

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Former Washington DC Metropolitan Police Officer Michael Fanone slammed the ‘insurrectionist members of Congress’ during an interview.

“A lot of the conversations that I had early on —many continue to this day it was important for the officers, myself included, that went to the Capitol to not be viewed as victims. We were American police officers who responded to the Capitol and fought off an insurrection in defense of democracy.” Mr Fanone said.

“I’m incredibly proud of that. And I’m proud of the officers that continue, to this day, to uphold their oath to the Constitution and defend democracy specifically, my former department, and also, the U.S. Capitol Police who have to do it and walk the same halls as some of these insurrectionist members of Congress. I couldn’t imagine sharing a workspace with those jackasses.”

He also praised Capitol Police and Metro officers who have continued to work to keep Congress safe in the years since the insurrection.

“It was important for the officers, myself included, that went to the Capitol to not be viewed at victims,” Fanone said on CNN on Thursday morning, the one-year anniversary of the insurrection when a crowd of Trump supporters laid siege to Congress in an attempt to stop them from certifying Joe Biden’s election victory.

He resigned from the Metro Police Department in December, saying that “clearly there are some members of our department who feel their oath is to Donald Trump and not to the Constitution”.

Mr Fanone had a heart attack during the insurrection and has regularly appeared on the network in the months since to share his experience.

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