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Former DC Metropolitan Police Department Officer, Michael Fanon couldn’t contain his annoyance at the lack of an audience for Republican legislators at the Capitol At a commemoration ceremony honoring law enforcement officers and protecting the campus during the January 6 riots.
Fanon called the absence of the Republican Party “shameful”.He even told CNN that while he doesn’t like to portray anyone in “broad strokes,” he regretted that only one Republican congressman, Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania, appeared in a Friday poll dominated by Democratic lawmakers. attended the ceremony.
Fanon told CNN, “For the last two years when I’ve been vocal about January 6th, I’ve tried to condemn Republicans.” ,Nobody likes to paint with a broad brush. Law enforcement certainly doesn’t like it, and I don’t think all Republicans are sympathetic to the MAGA agenda.”
He also said that it was hard to defend the party “That said, it is very hard to defend the Republican Party when only one member took the time to come forward and show support for the law enforcement that was defending them that day. This is shameful. This is an insult to their parties and this is shameful behaviour.”
Fanon, who served Metropolitan official for almost 20 years Before resigning from the force in December 2021, he received the Presidential Civilian Medal, one of the nation’s highest civilian awards, from President Joe Biden during a White House ceremony. Condemned Republican Party’s low attendance at Capitol event The former police officer told Tapper, “As someone who has previously supported Republican candidates, it’s a shame.” “But they seem to be having a party, right now, it’s brazen.”