During an emotional interview on MSNBC, host Jonathan Capehart was visibly moved to tears while speaking with former D.C. Metropolitan Police Officer Michael Fanone. The interview, conducted on the third anniversary of the January 6 Capitol riots, highlighted the intense experiences and trauma faced by officers during the event.
Capehart, struggling to maintain composure, expressed his gratitude to Fanone for his actions on that day, saying, “Officer Fanone, I’m going to try to get through this. Thank you. For what you did three years ago today.” This moment of vulnerability underscored the lasting impact of the Capitol riots on those who were directly involved.
Fanone, who was present at the Capitol during the riots, experienced a harrowing ordeal. He was dragged down the Capitol steps and tased by the pro-Trump mob, suffering a heart attack at the scene. Despite these traumatic events, Fanone has continued to advocate for democracy and accountability.
In the interview, Capehart recounted Fanone’s experience, noting the former officer’s ongoing efforts to defend democracy and hold responsible parties accountable. Fanone, speaking to HuffPost, emphasized the crucial role of American voters in preserving democracy and ensuring a peaceful transfer of power, especially as the 2024 presidential campaign season gets underway.
The interview highlighted the ongoing discussions about the January 6 events and their implications for American democracy and the rule of law.