The Washington Post reports:
Rep. Andrew S. Clyde (R-Ga.), who voted against awarding police officers the Congressional Gold Medal for their bravery in protecting the U.S. Capitol against violent, pro-Trump rioters on Jan. 6, refused to shake hands with D.C. police officer Michael Fanone on Wednesday.
Fanone was beaten unconscious after he voluntarily rushed to the Capitol to help defend it from those who breached the building. He suffered a concussion and a mild heart attack. In the months since, Fanone has been one of the leading voices pushing back against Republicans who have sought to downplay the severity of what happened Jan. 6.
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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
— Colby Itkowitz (@ColbyItkowitz) June 16, 2021
#BREAKING Officer Fanone just ran into @Rep_Clyde at Capitol (he’s the “Jan 6 was a typical tour” guy). Fanone introduced himself as “someone who fought to defend the Capitol” and put out his hand. Clyde refused to shake it. To honor Trump, @housegop will dishonor the police.
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) June 16, 2021
I just called Officer Fanone and confirmed this story. This is really incredible. Also relayed an interaction he had with another members Chief of Staff that was really incredibly bad and disrespectful. https://t.co/fERYjK6dWg
— Adam Kinzinger (@AdamKinzinger) June 16, 2021
Rep. Andrew Clyde refused to shake the hand of Officer Michael Fanone, who was beaten unconscious and suffered a heart attack as a result of fighting during the Capitol riot, while the two rode an elevator together https://t.co/MOiFTvk7tR
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) June 17, 2021
Here’s Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-Ga.) helping Capitol Police barricade a door on Jan. 6 during what he would later call a “normal tourist visit.” pic.twitter.com/BJ8WYDu5zn
— Michael Donnelly (@Doneli) June 15, 2021
Officer Michael Fanone said Rep. Andrew Clyde ignored him and ran away “like a coward.” https://t.co/kAibq9mZTg
— HuffPost (@HuffPost) June 17, 2021