U.S. Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn, a left-wing political activist, lied about the death of one of his colleagues while testifying Tuesday before the congressional charade regarding the Jan. 6 Capitol incursion.
The officer also called for a moment of silence for his former co-worker in what seemed like an act of political theater.
Dunn began his testimony Tuesday before House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s “Select Committee on the January 6th Insurrection” by calling for a moment of silence for Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who Dunn falsely claimed died from injuries suffered during the riot.
Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn calls for a moment of silence “for my fallen colleague, officer Brian Sicknick, who died from injuries he sustained in the line of duty defending the Capitol of our beloved democracy” https://t.co/2RJjqvCz6u pic.twitter.com/iTF7sAXsLI
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) July 27, 2021
Sicknick seemed to do his job with distinction, and he died tragically on Jan. 7. But his death was not the result of “injuries he sustained in the line of duty defending the Capitol,” as Dunn falsely and inflammatorily said.
“Sicknick died from strokes, the chief medical examiner’s office said in a report summary, citing ‘acute brainstem and cerebellar infarcts due to acute basilar artery thrombosis,’” CBS News reported in April.
Francisco J. Diaz, the chief medical examiner for Washington, said the officer suffered two strokes that were naturally occurring.
“At approximately 2:20 p.m. on January 6, Sicknick was sprayed with a chemical substance outside the Capitol,” CBS News reported. “He collapsed eight hours later and died the following evening. … Despite being sprayed with a chemical substance, Sicknick’s manner of death was determined to be ‘natural.’”
U.S. Air Force veteran and political activist Ashli Babbitt, on the other hand, was shot and killed by an officer within Dunn’s agency whom lawmakers and the Capitol Police will not name. She was an unarmed protester and, from everything we know, posed no imminent threat to lawmakers or officers.
Neither Dunn nor anyone else taking part in the hearing offered a moment of silence for Babbitt — the only person who was killed during the events of Jan. 6. (Sicknick and three others died of natural causes.)
Babbitt was a conservative who supported then-President Donald Trump, which means she will be forever either ignored when convenient or demonized when politically expedient by the left.
Dunn, whose presence Tuesday was intended to garner sympathy for the Democrats’ political theatrics, certainly wasn’t going to bring up the fact that the only person killed in the supposed “insurrection” was an unarmed woman shot to death by one of his colleagues in the Capitol Police Department.
That is a department, by the way, that shot no protesters as Black Lives Matter set fire to parts of D.C. last summer and even attacked GOP Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky following the Republican National Convention at the White House.
Paul reminded the country of the soft treatment of violent leftists in a tweet Tuesday morning:
BLM rioter punched a police officer in the face requiring surgical repair. Punishment? Released on his own recognizance! Non-violent trespassing in Capitol on January 6th? Solitary confinement without parole! Double standard? You bet!https://t.co/Mlax0ehzoO
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) July 27, 2021
A double standard, indeed.
Dunn, who is intended to be the humanizing face of the Democrats’ current witch hunt, neglected to mention Paul’s attack or the fact that the Capitol has been the target of two bombings by leftist groups — one in 1972 and another in 1893.
We never hear about these and other assaults on the democratic process, and Dunn wasn’t going to bring them up Tuesday. Those bombings and Paul’s attack don’t help the narrative that conservatives in red hats, and not vile Marxists, are the chief threat to the country’s stability.
Dunn laid it on thick Tuesday to promote the left’s false narratives.
“To the rioters, the terrorists, and the insurrections of that day: Democracy went on that night, and still continues to exist today,” the officer said during his testimony, Business Insider reported.
“Democracy is bigger than any one person, and any one party. You all tried to disrupt democracy that day, and you all failed.”
He went so far as to call American citizens who were trespassing “terrorists.”
Dunn showed that this select committee investigation on Jan. 6 is what we all knew it would be: a partisan sham.
He tried to paint Sicknick as having been murdered by an attacking mob in order to help the Democrats’ narrative that it was the most harrowing day in the country’s history — which it was not.
Babbitt, whether her presence in the Capitol was lawful or not, was literally gunned down by a still-unidentified federal officer.
Ashli Babbitt. Who did it ??!?!!!!! pic.twitter.com/rYc3ttpNbX
— Greg Kelly The PROJECT is Secret (@gregkellyusa) July 22, 2021
Nobody wants to talk about that, or the fact that Washington was an epicenter of left-wing chaos last year that was allowed to go on for months.
Dunn’s Twitter account says a lot about the political views that drive him:
— Harry A Dunn (@libradunn) July 18, 2019
Kinda cool, I recognize that voice in the background 😎 https://t.co/aDjbIHYItJ
— Harry A Dunn (@libradunn) April 24, 2021
Why is murder an appropriate response to property damage but property damage isn’t an appropriate response to murder?
— Harry A Dunn (@libradunn) August 28, 2020
— Harry A Dunn (@libradunn) June 29, 2021
I challenge anyone who doesn’t believe January 6th was an insurrection, to post the definition of #Insurrection and then tell me again who is trying to downplay and rewrite history. #NeverForgetJanuary6th pic.twitter.com/DmVVgsBMQZ
— Harry A Dunn (@libradunn) July 14, 2021
— Harry A Dunn (@libradunn) September 13, 2019
His statements Tuesday were pure politics.
Sicknick most certainly lived a life worthy of recognition. But the hearing Tuesday, being the political spectacle it was, was not the place for a memorial for him.
If anyone was deserving of a moment of silence on Tuesday, it was Babbitt. The 35-year-old veteran was killed by a federal officer for the crime of trespassing.
The details of her death remain shrouded in secrecy while Democrats prop up Dunn as an honorable police officer and not a member of their messaging team.
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