Michael Fanone said he was rebuffed by Rep. Andrew S. Clyde, a day after the Georgian voted against awarding police officers the Congressional Gold Medal.
GOP congressman refuses to shake hands with D.C. police officer who protected the Capitol on Jan. 6, lawmakers say https://t.co/SgqOaIqtFL
Officer Fanone told lawmakers that Rep. Clyde refused to shake his hand and that Rep. Rosendale’s chief was rude to him. Fanone wanted to talk to the 21 Republicans who voted against the Medal of Honor for police who protected Capitol on Jan. 6. https://t.co/pZljE79Am6
Congressman Andrew Clyde truly is a piece of garbage. GOP congressman refuses to shake hands with D.C. police officer who protected the Capitol on Jan. 6, lawmakers say… https://t.co/obpDESTdtL
Unreal. But real. https://t.co/xsZHGGReI6
“I said, ‘I’m sorry, you’re not going to shake my hand?’" “'I’m sorry, sir, my name is Michael Fanone. I’m a D.C. police officer and I fought to defend the Capitol on Jan. 6.” https://t.co/EB7qDkdaGU
Story updated with more details from Office Fanone about his encounter in the elevator with Rep. Clyde and how the GOP Rep ignored him, had no response when Fanone told him who he was and then bolted when the door opened. https://t.co/pZljE79Am6
And I even wrote it before this: https://t.co/ra5yfUUEtz https://t.co/7RMbN6JIPV
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