Lawyers for U.S. Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn slammed Tucker Carlson on Wednesday after Fox News host went on the air and called him “an angry leftist political activist “.
“Tonight Fox News allowed its host Tucker Carlson, who hasn’t spent a single day in uniform, whether military or police, to criticize the heroism and service of the African American police officer. of the US Capitol Harry Dunn “, the statement noted. “Our client served 13 years in law enforcement and on January 6, 2021 fought a violent insurgent mob – arguably many of them Carlson supporters – to protect the lives of our elected officials. , including Vice President Pence. “
Carlson, who has a habit of downplaying the importance of the riot on the U.S. Capitol, attacked Dunn on his schedule Wednesday night while condemning the Democrats’ investigation into the Jan.6 attack.
Dunn is expected to testify before the special House committee on Tuesday about his experience. He has previously said he was called racial slurs and feared for his life during the melee.
“Dunn will pretend to speak for the law enforcement community across the country. But it turns out Dunn has very little in common with your average cop, ”Carlson said, per Mediaite. “Dunn is an angry leftist political activist whose social media feeds are full of praise, it’s no coincidence for Nancy Pelosi.”
Dunn’s legal team has said the officer will give his life to protect any member of Congress, Republican or Democrat, and has confirmed he will testify next week.
“Frankly, the last thing Carlson wants is for the truth to emerge as to what happened that day and why,” the attorneys said.
Carlson and some of his Fox News colleagues undermined the election results before and after the vote. And former President Donald Trump has repeatedly lied about the election result and was impeached for inciting insurgency in an attempt to prevent certification of Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory.
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