Former DC Metropolitan Police officer Michael Fanone unloaded on GOP Sen. Josh Hawley after the House Select Committee showed footage of the Missouri Senator running at full-tilt from the mob of Donald Trump’s supporters as they stormed the US Capitol on January 6, 2021.
Fanone, who was attacked with a stun gun during the attack and retired from the DC police force shortly after he testified in the select committee’s first public hearing last July, said the clip of Hawley running from the mob he’d offered a raised fist to hours before was a show of cowardice that indicated his true character.
“The first thought that popped into my mind was Josh Hawley is a b**** and he ran like a b****h,” he said. “The fist pump, combined with what he did in the immediate aftermath just shows the true character or lack thereof.”
Fanone said he did not fault people for finding the clip of Hawley humourous, but noted that he did not have the same reaction.
“That pisses me off — that guy is a clown,” Fanone said. “The way these guys perform in public, and then what they are in reality, you get a lot of that nonsense up here on Capitol Hill with these members of Congress that had become like a caricature in the media, but in reality, they have no character. They have no honor. They have no integrity”.
— Don Lewis (@DonLew87) July 22, 2022