Capitol Officer's Lawyer Claps Back After Tucker Tried to Come for Him Over Jan. 6 Committee Hearing
Like far too many right-wing lawmakers and media personalities, far-right Fox News host Tucker Carlson has repeatedly denied the severity of the Capitol Riots of January 6, which were prompted by former President Donald Trump's months-long smear campaign against the validity of the 2020 election.
As the House Select Committee to investigate the riots prepares for its first hearing, Carlson is now targeting Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn, who is slated to testify before the Committee.
Tucker Carlson attacks Harry Dunn, a black Capitol Police officer who was attacked by rioters during the Jan. 6 ins… https://t.co/3Hph5wJrtq— Justin Baragona (@Justin Baragona) 1626914822.0
"Dunn will pretend to speak for the country's law enforcement community. But it turns out Dunn has very little in common with your average cop. Dunn is an angry left-wing political activist whose social media feeds are full of praise, not coincidentally for Nancy Pelosi."
The documented white supremacist and loser of Dancing with the Stars went on to cite Dunn's social media posts opposing racism and supporting Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California as reasons he couldn't be trusted, despite being a direct witness to the events of the failed insurrection.
Dunn's lawyers issued a statement decrying Carlson's latest screed.
The statement reads:
"Tonight Fox News allowed its host Tucker Carlson, who has not served a day in uniform, whether military or law enforcement, to criticize the heroism and service of African-American U.S. Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn. Our client has served 13 years in law enforcement and on January 6, 2021, fought against an insurrectionist violent crowd ― no doubt many of them Carlson's supporters ― to protect the lives of our elected officials, including Vice President Pence.
Officer Dunn, who would lay down his life to protect a Member of Congress, regardless of being a Republican or Democrat, will testify next Tuesday before the House Select Committee investigating the events of the insurrection. Frankly, the last thing Carlson wants is for the truth to emerge of what happened that day and why."
People applauded the response.
Go get them, Officer Dunn! I hope you know you are not alone. Thank you for your service. https://t.co/84WHLmstq3— 🏖 Kanoe 🌊 (@🏖 Kanoe 🌊) 1626924222.0
I like this response. Puts tucker on notice not to interfere with witnesses for the 1/6 Commission. 👊👊 https://t.co/F90PuAG9ys— Nurses Against Dick Pics. (@Nurses Against Dick Pics.) 1626953140.0
Meanwhile, Carlson was inundated with backlash.
Back the Blue—unless they're Black and you suspect they don't lean red. https://t.co/dZ7aybAQta— Ashton Pittman (@Ashton Pittman) 1626924870.0
Harry Dunn is a hero. Tucker is a zero. https://t.co/s5wsQx8aj6— Fully vaxxed Amy Jenson (@Fully vaxxed Amy Jenson) 1626968958.0
And so the attacks on witnesses to be called to give evidence to the House Special Committee to discredit them to… https://t.co/41qrMVKAvz— Christine Mitchell (@Christine Mitchell) 1626954643.0
The House Select Committee hearing will be on July 27.