Former DC Metropolitan Police Officer Michael Fanon told Nation World News on Sunday that he plans to attend a January 6 committee hearing after being promised a “front row seat.”
Fanon, who was beaten up by Donald Trump supporters and electroshocked with a stun gun during the Capitol riots in 2021, told Nation World News anchor Jim Acosta that he plans to “see as many hearings as he can”. Is.”
Regarding the January 6 riots, Fanon said, “As far as my expectations for the hearing, I mean, I was there, I lived that experience, so I had to think about what happened that day.” I have full details.”
“I’m interested to see if [the committee has] Come January 6th with days and weeks to come, as well as the days after that, but unfortunately, I don’t think it’s going to move the needle,” he said, adding that he believes most Americans. are nostalgic ” what happened on January 6.
Fanon said some may be nostalgic about what happened that day because of “where it happened” and “the fact that it involved a political rally.”
“I think people are tired of the politics in Washington DC,” Fanon explained. “I mean, to me, it’s deeply personal. I was there, I experienced it and almost lost my life, but for most Americans, it’s about raising their families, making a living, sending their kids to school, Worried about things like this.”
Since the riots, Fanon has made several media appearances calling on various GOP lawmakers, including Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-Ga.), who said “no rebellion” during a House Oversight Committee hearing in May 2021. happened”. Fanon, accompanied by US Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn, Sgt. Aquilino Gonel and Metropolitan Police Officer Daniel Hodges testify before a House committee about their experiences during the riots in July 2021.
According to The Washington Post, the 20-year-old police veteran resigned from the force in December 2021 after experiencing stress with co-workers and physical and emotional illnesses from the riots.
“Obviously there are some members of our department who feel that their oath is to Donald Trump and not to the Constitution,” Fanon told the publication. “I no longer felt like I could trust my fellow executives and decided it was time to make a change.”
The first January 6 committee hearing will air on Thursday and feature a “coordinated, multi-stage effort to reverse the results of the 2020 presidential election and prevent the transfer of power” around “previously unseen material”. committee announced,