Officer Michael Fanone Slams Matt Gaetz’ Resolution Minimizing Trump’s Jan. 6 Involvement
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, former D.C. Police Officer and Courage for America Councilmember Michael Fanone released the following statement responding to Rep. Matt Gaetz’ introduction of a resolution attempting to minimize former President Trump’s involvement on January 6, 2021. Officer Fanone was severely injured while defending the Capitol on January 6th, 2021.
“This resolution is a slap in the face to those of us who almost lost everything defending the Capitol on January 6th, including protecting some of the very Members of Congress who are now attempting to rewrite history to exonerate former President Trump. But no piece of paper signed by a group of spineless extremists will ever change the facts about that dark day: the insurrection was violent, it was deadly and it will happen again if we do not expunge the MAGA ideology that stoked the flames of insurrection in the first place. Rep. Matt Gaetz and every supporter of this resolution must be held accountable for their lies and un-American efforts to undermine our democracy.”
TEXT OF RESOLUTION:
“Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that former President Donald J. Trump did not engage in insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or give aid or comfort to the enemies thereof.
Resolved, That it is the sense of the House of Representatives that former President Donald J. Trump did not “engage in insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or give aid or comfort to the enemies thereof.’”