Officers Harry Dunn, Aquilino Gonell, Michael Fanone, and Daniel Hodges testified with their experience of racial abuse, physical attacks and fear of losing their lives while opposing violent Donald Trump advocates on Jan 6.
In a monologue, Ingraham called their testimonies “performance art” before handing out ‘acting awards’ to the officers who testified.
Officer Harry Dunn, shared the harrowing racial abuse he received from pro-Trump rioters. He recalls being called the N-word after attempting to reason with those who claimed Joe Biden had stolen the election. “I responded, ‘Well, I voted for Joe Biden. Does my vote not count? Am I nobody?’” he said. “That prompted a torrent of racial epithets.”
Aquilino Gonell shares his tearful testimony POOL/AFP via Getty Images
Ingraham mocked the officer with a ‘Best Political Performance’ award and strategically missed out on the clip of Dunn’s experience with racial abuse. “The award for blatant use of party politics when facts fail, the Angle award goes to Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn,” She said.
Officer Gonell described the violence amongst the protesters – who were using hockey sticks, flagpoles, and baseball bats as weapons. He said, “No matter if it is a pen, the way they were using these items, it was to hurt officers.”
Ingraham made a mockery of his statement by saying, “The winner is Aquilino Gonell, who thinks the pen is literally mightier than the sword”, along with a ‘Best Exaggerated Performance’ trophy.
Laura Ingraham is giving out best performance awards to police officers from today’s hearing https://t.co/NyDynIN7rP