Capitol Officer Unleashes on Trump’s ‘Pathetic’ Behavior on January 6th: He Helped Create ‘This Monstrosity’
Capitol Police officer Aquilino Gonell declared Donald Trump personally responsible for the storming of the U.S. Capitol as he lashed out at the former president’s “pathetic” behavior.
As Gonell testified before the January 6th House Select Committee on Tuesday, Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-WY) asked him how he feels about Trump constantly gushing about the “loving crowd” of his supporters who violently besieged the U.S. Capitol to overturn his 2020 election defeat.
“It’s upsetting,” Gonell said. “It’s a pathetic excuse for his behavior, for something he, himself, helped to create, this monstrosity.”
Gonell continued by telling the committee “I am still recovering from those ‘hugs and kisses'” Trump claims law enforcement received from his rioting supporters, who Gonell referred to as “terrorists.”
“If that was ‘hugs and kisses,'” Gonell said, “then we should all go to his house and do the same thing to him.”
“To me, it’s insulting. It’s demoralizing because everything that we did was to prevent everyone in the Capitol from getting hurt,” he continued. “What he was doing, instead of sending the military, instead of sending support or telling his people, his supporters, to stop this nonsense, he egged them to continue fighting.”
Gonell also recalled that as he engaged Trump’s supporters on January 6th, they told him that the former president “sent us” to the Capitol.
There was nobody else. It was not Antifa, or Black Lives Matter, or the FBI. It was his supporters that he sent them over to the Capitol that day…He talks about sacrificing…and the only thing he sacrificed was the institutions of the country, and the country itself, only for his ego.
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