Capitol hero Harry Dunn stunned Trump helped the speaker fight, didn’t bother to end the riot

Capitol hero Harry Dunn stunned Trump helped the speaker fight, didn’t bother to end the riot

On Jan. 6, police officer Harry Dunn was stunned that Donald Trump helped Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) win the House Speaker race — but still couldn’t be bothered to make a phone call to end the riot .

“Wow,” Dunn said on MSNBC’s “The Sunday Show” after watching McCarthy gush in a video clip that Trump worked the phones to help him win a 15th vote to finally become speaker.

“I don’t believe anything about Donald Trump,” the Capitol police officer told host Jonathan Capehart.

McCarthy said Trump “called him and stayed on the phone with him,” a suddenly emotional Dunn noted. “I wish he had done it on January 6. He could have called, he could have picked up the phone. Man, wow… Really?”

Dunn was repeatedly called racial slurs — for the first time on the job — by MAGA zealots as he fought for hours to protect lawmakers from the violent mob of Trump supporters who stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, in an attempt to overturn the presidential election. He has since suffered from severe post-traumatic stress syndrome.

“It broke me, you know, it broke me,” Dunn said of the experience in an interview Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.”

Nearly 140 officers from both Washington’s Metropolitan Police Department and the Capitol Police were injured in the riot.

McCarthy, the day after the second anniversary of the violence, said of the former president on Saturday: “I want to especially thank President Trump. I don’t think anyone should doubt his influence. He was with me from the beginning… he was all in. He would call me and he would call others.”

Dunn said on ABC that Trump must be held accountable for the violence at the Capitol.

“I think he should be held accountable for his actions or inaction that day … that’s why all eyes are on the Justice Department right now,” he said. “There were criminal things that the former president did. I don’t see how you can’t hold him accountable for that day,” Dunn added.

Dunn and other officers were awarded the Presidential Citizens Medal – the nation’s second-highest civilian honor – by President Joe Biden on Friday.

“Officer Harry Dunn acted with remarkable courage and bravery to defend both our institutions and our people,” Biden said during the award ceremony.

Check out Dunn’s full MSNBC interview below. Dunn responds to McCarthy’s statement about Trump at 7:19.

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