Pro-Trump political commentator Julie Kelly called police officers testifying at the Capitol riot inquiry 'crisis actors'
U.S. Capitol Police Sgt.Aquilino Gonell, Michael Fanone, Washington Metropolitan Police officer, Daniel Hodges, Washington Metropolitan Police Department, and U.S. Capitol Police Sgt. The US Capitol was examined on January 27, 2021 at the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, DC.
Julie Kelly tweeted that the police who testify at the Capitol hearing in Congress are "actors in the crisis".
Officers Michael Fanone and Harry Dunn testify about how they were attacked while defending the Capitol.
"Crisis actor" is a term used by conspiracy theorists to describe those who have been hired to lie as witnesses about events.
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Julie Kelly, a pro-Trump political commentator who appeared as a guest on Fox News, named police officers who testified as "actors in the crisis" at the Capitol riot hearing on Tuesday.
"Crisis actor" is a term used by far-right conspiracy theorists to refer to those who have been hired to manipulate public opinion by lying about events as victims and witnesses.
Regarding DC Metropolitan Police Officer Michael Fanone's testimony, Kelly tweeted, "Crisis actor Fanone just hit the table and said it was 'shameful'!" that every elected official denies his or her account of what happened on January 6th. "
Fanone gave a testimony Tuesday, recalling how he was knocked out while defending the Capitol on Jan. 6.
In an emotional address he slammed the table and beat up lawmakers who downplayed the events as "shameful".
Kelly, the author of the pro-Trump book "Disloyal Opposition: How the NeverTrump Right Tried-And Failed-To Take Down the President" pounced on Fanone's testimony and wrote that he politicized the insurrection by calling it "insurrection." "and is directed to Republican lawmakers.
In a follow-up tweet, she also called other police officers "actors in the crisis" and retweeted a video from the US Capitol Police, Harry Dunn, who testified.
Dunn said during his testimony that rioters directed racial slurs against him while trying to defend the speaker's lobby, saying that this was the first time he has been called the N word in uniform.
Four police officers who worked in the Capitol on January 6 gave their testimony at the first hearing of the House Special Committee to investigate the attack on the Capitol on Tuesday.
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