Jul 19, 2021 - Politics & Policy
Officers attacked at Jan. 6 Capitol riots to testify at select panel's first hearing
The Jan. 6 select committee's first hearing on July 27 will feature law enforcement officers who were subject to some of the highest-profile acts of violence during the Capitol insurrection, Politico reports.
Why it matters: The officers, who suffered a range of traumas, have demanded accountability from the Republicans who downplayed the events or voted against certifying the 2020 election results that day.
Details: The select committee will hear from...
- U.S. Capitol Police officer Harry Dunn, who endured racist slurs from the mob in addition to physical assaults.
- U.S. Capitol Police officer Aquilino Gonell, who was beaten with a flagpole and later said he thought he would die that day.
- Metropolitan Police officer Michael Fanone, who was attacked by Trump supporters and experienced a heart attack and traumatic brain injury.
- Metropolitan Police officer Daniel Hodges, whose body was pinned between a riot shield and a door as rioters moved in on him.
The bottom line: The select committee is moving forward even though House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has yet to choose Republican members to be appointed to the panel, Axios' Jacob Knutson writes.