In conversation with CNN, Terry Fanone, the mother of Officer Michael Fanone, who was beaten with a flagpole by a mob of supporters of former President Donald Trump when they stormed the United States Capitol on Jan. 6, is outraged by Trump’s allegation that his supporters were defected “Hugging and kissing officers during the attack.
“What is on my mind is really outraged,” she told CNN’s Don Lemon. “For us, for our family and for every police officer with whom Michael is in constant contact, it is outrageous. It’s so dehumanizing. It’s so pejorative. “
“That doesn’t even start to tell the story,” she continued, referring to her son’s description of what happened that day, which left him with a traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder. “It doesn’t even begin to tell the story of what our family went through and what he went through that day.”
You can listen to her interview below.
Terry Fanone, mother of DC Metropolitan Police Officer Michael Fanone, who was injured in the Jan. 6 riot, says legislature’s silence over the former president. Trump’s lies about the Capitol uprising imply “complicity”. pic.twitter.com/HBkJSv79n8
– CNN Tonight (@CNNTonight) March 30, 2021
Authorities arrested Thomas Sibick for participating in the attack on Officer Fanone after being identified by police body cameras.
Previously, Trump insisted that his supporters pose “No threat” despite the violence that resulted in five deaths and many injuries.
“It wasn’t a threat from the start, it wasn’t a threat. See they went in, they shouldn’t have. Some of them went in and hugged and kissed the police and the guards, you know, they had great relationships, “Trump told Fox News’ Laura Ingraham. “Lots of people were waved in and then they went in and went out.”
You can listen as Officer Fanone describes what happened to him during the January 6th events in the following interview, filmed the week after the attack.
Chilling: @ DCPoliceDept Officer Michael Fanone said on CNN that rioters got his gun and said, “Kill him with his own gun”.
He told CNN, “It was all about self-preservation. I appealed to their humanity. I just remember screaming that I have children.”
– David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) January 15, 2021
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