In just one of several charged comments at the hearing by a new select committee, Dunn, a longtime member of the Capitol Police, made reference to crimes where a higher-level figure hires a hitman to commit a crime.
'I use an analogy to describe what I want is a hit man,' he told the committee. 'If a hitman is hired and he kills somebody hit man goes to jail but not only does the hit man go to jail but the person who hired them does.'
'If a hitman is hired and he kills somebody hit man goes to jail but not only does the hit man go to jail but the person who hired them does,' U.S. Capitol Police Sgt. Harry Dunn testified Tuesday. He called on lawmakers to 'get to the bottom' of who sent rioters to the CapitolInsurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Dunn did not mention President Trump by name at the time he said it, but also appeared to compare the president himself to a hitman. Trump spoke at a 'Stop the Steal' rally near the White House before his supporters stormed the Capitol and overwhelmed security.
He made the comment when panel chair Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) asked witnesses what they want the select committee created by Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the House to investigate.
'There was an attack carried out on January 6th and a hit man sent them. I want you to get to the bottom of that,' he said.
Metropolitan Police Department officer Michael Fanone and Metropolitan Police Department officer Daniel Hodges arrive to testify before the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol on July 27, 2021. Fanone said it was no 'coincidence' that the Stop the Steal rally was January 6th
Metropolitan Police Department officer Daniel Hodges (r) asked lawmakers to find out if 'anyone in power had a role in this' after describing what he experienced on January 6th
President Donald Trump spoke to supporters at a 'Stop the Steal' rally that concluded shortly before the riot. His supporters who stormed the Capitol echoed some of his claims of election fraud