Jan. 6 Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn Announces Run for Congress

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By journalsofus.com

He has said he is fighting to hold Donald Trump accountable.

Harry Dunn, who fought to defend the Capitol on January 6, 2021 and has been one of the most outspoken members of law enforcement in condemning the attack, announced on friday who is running for Congress.

Dunn, who resigned as a Capitol Police officer last month, said he is running as a Democrat to represent Maryland’s 3rd Congressional District, which includes several Maryland counties outside of Baltimore. He is running to replace Democratic Rep. John Sarbanes, who is not seeking re-election.

On Friday morning on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Dunn said he wants to “fight back and be able to stand up to the people in Congress right now, who I spent the last 15 years of my life protecting. And I want to serve as his equal.” “As his colleague I want to have a voice at the table.”

Dunn said it’s interesting where Jan. 6 has taken both the nation and him personally.

“What better way to continue fighting for the people of Maryland, for the people of the United States and continue to defend democracy because I think January 6 exposed… how weak and fragile it is,” Dunn said on “Morning Joe.” . “

Dunn, who delivered memorable testimony before the House committee on January 6, recalled the horrors of the day in an exclusive interview with ABC News Supreme Court correspondent Pierre Thomas.

“‘They called me [N-word] a couple dozen times today protecting this building,'” Dunn recalled telling a fellow officer. “Is this America? They beat police officers with Blue Lives Matter flags. “They fought against us, they had Confederate flags at the United States Capitol.”

Dunn, who joined the Capitol Police in 2008, called the pro-Trump rioters on January 6 “terrorists.”

Dunn said that suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder of the events of January 6, and that the insurrection is never far from his mind.

Dunn told Thomas that former President Donald Trump must be held responsible for the events of January 6.

“I think he should be held accountable for his actions or inactions that day,” he said.

Dunn wrote a book published last year about his experiences on January 6, as well as his “struggle for accountability.”

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