U.S. Capitol Cop's Lawyers Hit Tucker Carlson: He 'Has Not Served A Day In Uniform'
US Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn's attorneys beat Tucker Carlson Wednesday after the Fox News host went on the air, calling him "an angry left-wing political activist".
"Tonight Fox News did not allow its host, Tucker Carlson, who never served a day in uniform, in the military or law enforcement, to criticize the heroism and service of the African American Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn," the statement said . "Our client served in law enforcement for 13 years and fought an insurgent violent crowd on January 6, 2021 - undoubtedly many of them Carlson's supporters - to protect the lives of our elected officials, including Vice President Pence."
Carlson, who makes a habit of downplaying the riots in the U.S. Capitol, followed Dunn on his program Wednesday night while he conducted the Democratic-led investigation into the Sept.
Dunn is due to testify to the House of Representatives election committee on Tuesday about his experience. He previously said that he was called racist slurs and feared for his life during hand-to-hand combat.
Metropolitan Police Officer Michael Fanone and U.S. Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn at the U.S. Capitol on June 25, 2021 after meeting Republican House Leader Kevin McCarthy. (Photo: Win McNamee via Getty Images)
“Dunn will pretend to speak for law enforcement in the country. But it turns out that Dunn has very little in common with the average cop, ”Carlson said on Mediaite. "Dunn is an angry left wing political activist whose social media feeds are full of praise, no coincidence for Nancy Pelosi."
Dunn's legal team said the official would die to protect every member of Congress, whether Republican or Democrat, and confirmed that he would testify next week.
"Honestly, the last thing Carlson wants is for the truth to come out about what happened that day and why," the lawyers said.
Carlson and some of his colleagues at Fox News undermined the election results before and after the vote. And former President Donald Trump has lied repeatedly about the election result and has been charged with inciting a riot to halt certification of Joe Biden's election victory.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.
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