Attorneys for U.S. Capitol Police
officer Harry Dunn
slammed Fox News
host Tucker Carlson
on Wednesday after he called Dunn an "angry left-wing political activist" on the air.
“Tonight, Fox News allowed its host Tucker Carlson, who has never served in uniform, military
or law enforcement
, to criticize the heroism and service of African-American U.S. Capitol Police Officer
Harry Dunn,” the statement
Carlson, who has a habit of exaggerating the riot on the U.S. Capitol, went after Dunn on his show Wednesday night, while also criticizing the Democrat-led investigation
into the Jan. 6 attack
Dunn, who has previously described being called racial slurs and fearing for his life during the melee, is scheduled to testify before the House Select Committee
on Tuesday about his experience.
“Dunn will pretend to speak for the country’s law enforcement community, but as it turns out, Dunn has very little in common with your average cop,” Carlson said, according to Mediaite. “Dunn is an angry left-wing political activist whose social media
feeds are full of praise, not coincidentally for Nancy Pelosi
Dunn's legal team stated that the officer would risk his life to protect any member of Congress
or Democrat, and that he will testify next week.
“To be honest, the last thing Carlson wants is for the truth about what happened that day and why to come to light,” the lawyers stated.
Former President Donald Trump
repeatedly lied about the election
's outcome and was impeached for inciting an insurgency in an attempt to prevent the certification of Joe Biden
's Electoral College