DC Metropolitan Police Officer Michael Fanon was badly hurt on January 6th and originally requested a meeting last month with Kevin McCarthy. He told that he had secured a meeting for Friday afternoon with the GOP Leader.
According to Eric Swalwell, Fanon was repeatedly stun-gunned and beat with a flagpole in the riot. Swalwell said that he had tried several times to meet with the California Republican to discuss their insurrection.Swalwell stated that Fanon was “very upset” about not having been able to meet with McCarthy on Twitter last week.
Fanon had a heart attack, concussion and suffered from a traumatic brain injury.
In recent months, the officer has spoken out about the danger that downplaying the riot and false claims that fuelled it has made public criticisms of some Republican lawmakers, including Senator Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, for his efforts to rally GOP senators against a bill that would have established an independent bipartisan commission on January 6 to investigate the circumstances.
Fanon last week blasted GOP Rep. Andrew Clyde’s “disgusting behavior” during a heated exchange at the Capitol.After introducing himself as one of the DC officers injured in the attack, Clyde was said to have been one of 21 House Republicans to vote against legislation to give the Congressional Gold Medal.