DC officer Michael Fanone, who was attacked at the Capitol riot, says he was 'absolutely sickened' by Mitch McConnell's efforts to quash the Jan. 6 commission

  

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Via:  krishna  •  2 weeks ago  •  37 comments

By:   Sinéad Baker

DC officer Michael Fanone, who was attacked at the Capitol riot, says he was 'absolutely sickened' by Mitch McConnell's efforts to quash the Jan. 6 commission
Mitch McConnell reportedly asked Republicans to vote against the bill as a "personal favor."

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    • Senate Republicans blocked the creation of a commission into the Jan. 6 insurrection last week.
    • Mitch McConnell reportedly asked Republicans to vote against the bill as a "personal favor."
    • Officer Michael Fanone said he was "absolutely sickened" to learn this.

A Washington, DC, Metropolitan Police officer who was attacked at the January 6 Capitol riot said he was "absolutely sickened" by Mitch McConnell's attempt to block the commission into the event.

Michael Fanone spoke with senators ahead of their vote on the commission last week alongside Gladys Sicknick, the mother of officer Brian Sicknick, the Capitol Police officer who died after the riot.  Fanone was attacked during the riot  and suffered a heart attack.

He told CNN's Don Lemon on Wednesday that he heard McConnell was asking GOP senators to vote against the commission while he was there.

Fanone said: "I was absolutely sickened. You know, here I am escorting the mother of a dead policeman, while she and myself advocate for the formation of a commission to investigate the circumstances which resulted in her son's death.

"And you have a leader on Capitol Hill who's making phone calls asking for personal favors and doling out political capital to push for, you know, a no vote on that commission. It was absolutely disgraceful."

Senate Republicans blocked the commission last Friday.


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Krishna
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1  seeder  Krishna    2 weeks ago
  • Senate Republicans blocked the creation of a commission into the Jan. 6 insurrection last week.
  • Mitch McConnell reportedly asked Republicans to vote against the bill as a "personal favor."
  • Officer Michael Fanone said he was "absolutely sickened" to learn this. You know, here I am escorting the mother of a dead policeman, while she and myself advocate for the formation of a commission to investigate the circumstances which resulted in her son's death.
 
 
 
Krishna
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2  seeder  Krishna    2 weeks ago

The "new" Republican Party (under  ex-president Trump):

BLUES LIVES DON'T MATTER! jrSmiley_25_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Krishna
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3  seeder  Krishna    2 weeks ago

In the interview, Fanone also praised Rep. Liz Cheney, who was removed from her powerful role in the House GOP leadership for speaking out against former President Donald Trump's false claim that he actually won the 2020 election.

Senate Republicans  blocked the commission last Friday.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
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4  Paula Bartholomew    2 weeks ago

I still say to set up a commission anyway and screw The Turtle.  Have Biden do it with an EO.

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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4.1  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @4    2 weeks ago

Ms. Pelosi says no............

"House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is ruling out a presidential commission to study the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, telling House Democrats on Tuesday that having President Joe Biden appoint a panel is unworkable even after the Senate blocked an independent probe last week."
 
 
 
Krishna
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4.1.1  seeder  Krishna  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @4.1    2 weeks ago

Here's why:

(CNN) House Speaker Nancy Pelosi   is already making plans  to find a new path to investigate the January 6 Capitol insurrection, after Republicans in the Senate blocked the legislation to form an independent bipartisan commission.

In her first virtual meeting with her fellow members of the House Democratic Caucus since the Senate vote Friday, Pelosi prepared to initiate a House-led investigation despite the stiff GOP resistance, promising her colleagues she would keeping going until they find the truth.
 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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4.1.2  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Krishna @4.1.1    2 weeks ago

Thanks now perhaps you can enlighten me on what "truth" they are seeking. As I see it, a bunch of morons decided to go to DC and got all riled up at the Capital building and decided for some dumbass reason, to enter the building and some property got damaged, one woman was killed for whatever reason, and the shit hit the proverbial fan. 

Just what is it they are hoping to find? Seriously. The moronic event happened. So other than that, what "truth", again, are they seeking?

Thanks,

 
 
 
Texan1211
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4.1.3  Texan1211  replied to  Krishna @4.1.1    2 weeks ago

Hmmmm, your link is dated May 29, Jim's is dated June 1.

I'll go with the latest news.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
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4.1.4  Ozzwald  replied to  Texan1211 @4.1.3    2 weeks ago
Hmmmm, your link is dated May 29, Jim's is dated June 1. I'll go with the latest news.

Because it suits your narrative better.  Choosing the less comprehensive story.

 
 
 
r.t..b...
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4.1.5  r.t..b...  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @4.1.2    2 weeks ago

“As I see it, a bunch of morons decided to go to DC and got all riled up at the Capital building and decided for some dumbass reason, to enter the building and some property got damaged,”

Never to answer for K, and I’m sure a response will follow, but your contention, ‘as you see it,’ merits additional comment...

1. ‘a bunch of morons’ ...obviously

2. ‘got all riled up’ ...and just how and why did this assembly of morons get riled up? 

3. ‘enter the building’...the Capitol mind you, while in session, doing the people’s business, necessitating an armed escort for our representatives to ensure their safety. 

Just my opinion, just jim, but the events of that day demand a thorough investigation...lest it somehow be dismissed as just ‘a bunch of morons’ threatening the duties being carried out by our government, and therefore, threatening all who believe in it. 

And anyone thinking otherwise, at the very least, could and should acknowledge that. 

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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4.1.6  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Ozzwald @4.1.4    2 weeks ago

Perhaps so............although I doubt it. But that suits the narrative part is pretty much a normal trait with our membership brethren here at NT. Not uncommon at all. 

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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4.1.7  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  r.t..b... @4.1.5    2 weeks ago
and therefore, threatening all who believe in it. 

I think you are reading WAAAYY to much into it and giving the morons too much credit by a long shot. And again, just what are they investigating and hoping to glean from said investigation? They have arrested over 500 of the morons. What else do they hope to "find"?

As far as how and why they got riled up, I know exactly where you are going with that and I ain't buying it. They wouldn't have been there if they hadn't already been pissed. Why make the trek?

 
 
 
Texan1211
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4.1.8  Texan1211  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @4.1.7    2 weeks ago

I wonder what they think a commission will find that LEOs aren't already finding out.

 
 
 
r.t..b...
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4.1.9  r.t..b...  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @4.1.7    2 weeks ago

Lemmings do not lead, lemmings only follow. The following, by necessity, requires a leader.

And in this instance, we may prosecute hundreds of individuals, but it is equally important to determine the instigator, lest an incident such as this become an acceptable partisan action whenever ‘pissed’. 

 
 
 
r.t..b...
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4.1.10  r.t..b...  replied to  Texan1211 @4.1.8    2 weeks ago

Just what are the excuse makers and partisan hacks afraid of? Oh, the midterms...pafuckinthetic...

 
 
 
Ozzwald
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4.1.11  Ozzwald  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @4.1.6    2 weeks ago
Perhaps so............although I doubt it. But that suits the narrative part is pretty much a normal trait with our membership brethren here at NT. Not uncommon at all. 

Absolutely nothing in that statement I can disagree with for either side of an argument.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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4.1.12  Texan1211  replied to  r.t..b... @4.1.10    2 weeks ago
Just what are the excuse makers and partisan hacks afraid of? Oh, the midterms...pafuckinthetic...

perhaps you didn't read my post, and just responded anyway.

I'll give you the benefit of the doubt this once.

 
 
 
Tessylo
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4.1.13  Tessylo  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @4.1.2    2 weeks ago

Some dumbass reason is far too inadequate to describe trumpturd inciting his mob for months since he LOST and then inciting them on 1/6 telling them to fight like hell and that he would join them yet he took his big fat pig ass to his bunker and then watched it all unfold.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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4.1.14  Greg Jones  replied to  r.t..b... @4.1.9    2 weeks ago
but it is equally important to determine the instigator, lest an incident such as this become an acceptable partisan action whenever ‘pissed’. 

The 'instigator' was Trump...as you've repeatedly told us...who gives a shit who else was there.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
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4.1.15  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Krishna @4.1.1    2 weeks ago

I just know that these mofo's in Congress who aided and abetted in the riot need to go down.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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4.1.16  Texan1211  replied to  Ozzwald @4.1.4    2 weeks ago
Because it suits your narrative better. 

And exactly what are you going to tell me my "narrative" is today?

Choosing the less comprehensive story.

Seems like I chose the latest news.

 
 
 
Kavika
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5  Kavika     2 weeks ago

I listened to another LEO that was in the insurrection and the injuries he suffered. He was a combat vet of Iraq. 

Sadly wanting to learn more about this is scary to the Republicans it seems. 

 
 
 
expatingb
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6  expatingb    2 weeks ago
"And you have a leader on Capitol Hill who's making phone calls asking for personal favors and doling out political capital to push for, you know, a no vote on that commission. It was absolutely disgraceful."

Officer Fanone, 

Where exactly were you when you heard Mitch McConnell making phone calls?   You're making specious claims which are essentially unsupportable.  Or, are you like the individual who claimed to have overheard a cell phone conversation in an outdoor setting that testified during the Trump impeachment?  I suspect the latter.

 
 
 
Krishna
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6.1  seeder  Krishna  replied to  expatingb @6    2 weeks ago
 You're making specious claims which are essentially unsupportable

Link?

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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6.1.1  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Krishna @6.1    2 weeks ago

Link to what? They are unsupportable.............not substantiated........hearsay...........possible bullshit....through his experience at least.

"that he heard McConnell was asking GOP senators to vote against the commission while he was there."

From whom? Unidentified sources? On condition of anonymity? 

 
 
 
Ozzwald
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6.1.2  Ozzwald  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @6.1.1    2 weeks ago

From whom? Unidentified sources? On condition of anonymity? 

On Jan. 6 commission, McConnell seeks 'personal favor' from GOP

Even some Republicans are baffled Mitch McConnell made sinking the Jan. 6 commission 'a personal favor'

Mitch McConnell reportedly asked other GOP senators to vote against the January 6 commission as a 'personal favor'

Now you can either accept that McConnell did make it a "personal favor", or you can provide links to his denial of the accusation.

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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6.1.3  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Ozzwald @6.1.2    2 weeks ago

Point was where did the substantiation for the officer's "making phone calls" statement. NOT that there wasn't communication. You know. parsing words.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
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6.1.4  Ozzwald  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @6.1.3    2 weeks ago
Point was where did the substantiation for the officer's "making phone calls" statement. NOT that there wasn't communication.

Oh, well I'm sorry.  You said that you want evidence that Mitch does make phone calls?

 
 
 
r.t..b...
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6.2  r.t..b...  replied to  expatingb @6    2 weeks ago

“Officer Fanone, 

Where exactly were you when you heard Mitch McConnell making phone calls?”

Rather than cast aspersions, perhaps a simple thank you would suffice.

Unless, of course, you somehow condone the activities of 1/6 and the even sadder efforts to squelch any investigation into the same from your perch in ‘gb’. 

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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6.2.1  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  r.t..b... @6.2    2 weeks ago

Got to ask you because you are one of the more level heads around here. What is it that they hope to find through the investigation?

 
 
 
Krishna
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6.2.2  seeder  Krishna  replied to  r.t..b... @6.2    2 weeks ago
Unless, of course, you somehow condone the activities of 1/6 and the even sadder efforts to squelch any investigation into the same from your perch in ‘gb’

That seems to be highly likely actually,

 
 
 
Krishna
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6.2.3  seeder  Krishna  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @6.2.1    2 weeks ago
What is it that they hope to find through the investigation?

Just the facts.

(Nothing more...and nothing less!).

Next question?

 
 
 
r.t..b...
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6.2.4  r.t..b...  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @6.2.1    2 weeks ago

“What is it that they hope to find through the investigation?”

I think every reasonably honest person already knows the answer. In this unique case, however, the answers to come out of an investigation are less important than the process.

It is incumbent upon the Congress to establish a committee, not only to establish the causality, but to use those facts to make sure this never happens again.

It is important to every citizen to see and understand that accountability still matters. And that does not necessarily mean indictments or judicial action at this point. But the naming of names...perpetrators and abettors, is imperative should any and all seek any public office now or in the future.

It is important historically, for future generations that will ask the tough question of ‘how did this happen’ to see we did all we could to investigate it, name it, and own it if necessary so as to avoid a repeat.

As always, just my opinion...and thanks for the kind words. Peace. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
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6.2.5  Texan1211  replied to  Krishna @6.2.3    2 weeks ago

Do you think the agency in charge of finding and charging the rioters will do a poor job?

 
 
 
Tessylo
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6.2.6  Tessylo  replied to  r.t..b... @6.2    2 weeks ago

He obviously does.  It's shameful.

 
 
 
Tessylo
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6.3  Tessylo  replied to  expatingb @6    2 weeks ago

Ah, victim blaming.  That didn't take long!

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Paula Bartholomew
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6.3.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Tessylo @6.3    2 weeks ago

It never does [Deleted]

 
 
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