An emotional Don Lemon presented some exclusive footage last night on CNN from Officer Michael Fanone’s own bodycam as he was on the Capitol Hill, his screams audible throughout the early portion of the video as one rioter brags, “I got one.”
Fanone pleaded with the insurrectionists to let him go. “I have kids,” Fanone told them.
He was ultimately knocked unconscious.
Fanone suffered a heart attack and a concussion during the attack and is now dealing with a traumatic brain injury and PTSD.
Since the attack, he has tried to get Republicans to acknowledge the horror of the event. Yesterday afternoon, Rep. Eric Swalwell said on Twitter, "I just spoke with a very upset Officer Michael Fanone."
He said for Officer Fanone has made multiple requests to talk to Kevin McCarthy about what he experienced on January 6, and yesterday was hung up on by McCarthy's staff.
Meanwhile, former acting Secretary of Defense lied during yesterday's House hearing on the insurrection.
Miller omitted a line from his prepared testimony about former President Trump and January 6th, according to NBC's Garrett Haake, who said, "I’d love to know why he wrote but didn’t say, 'I stand by my prior observation that I personally believe his comments encouraged the protesters that day.' ”
Before testifying before U.S. House this morning, did Trump’s Acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller wake up to find a horse’s head in his bed?
— Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) May 12, 2021
WATCH: Trump Defense Secretary Chris Miller says the day before he issued his stand down order he met with Trump, who told him to “protect the demonstrators” (not the Capitol/congress/etc)pic.twitter.com/yGnpXdtjhq
— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) May 12, 2021
In advance of Congressional hearing with former acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller (finally!), @K8brannen and I prepared a Timeline.
👉Shows gross omissions in DoD's public timeline.
👉Points to a COVER UP (see especially critical 2:22pm phone call)https://t.co/ErbmX6mKBa
— Ryan Goodman (@rgoodlaw) May 11, 2021
Chris Miller is LYING. I was there for 5 hours of fighting. There were NO police anywhere all day. On my timeline they asked him all day and he delayed and refused. You can see in my video 'no cops' https://t.co/hT8oXQMmxY
— Sandi Bachom (@sandibachom) May 12, 2021
The fascist-friendly Republicans are all in on the coverup. Remember that when it's time to vote in the mid-terms, and don't let them gain control of the House again.