A DC Metropolitan Police officer who defended the US Capitol on Jan. 6 blasted GOP Rep. Andrew Clyde for what he called "disgusting" behavior during a tense exchange. Michael Fanone, was stun-gunned several times and beaten with a flagpole during the riot, resulting in a traumatic brain injury as well as a heart attack. Fanone's account comes after 21 House Republicans, including Clyde, voted against legislation to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the officers who defended the Capitol. The vote stood as the latest reminder that members of Congress still cannot agree on the facts of the deadly January 6 riot, and prompted the officer's visit to Capitol Hill.
Officer Michael Fanone: I see a whole team of doctors for injuries sustained at Capitol DC Metropolitan Police Officer Michael Fanone talks to CNN's Don Lemon about his experience during the insurrection at the Capitol, PTSD and his road to ... (Image by YouTube, Channel: CNN) DetailsDMCA
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