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A Capitol Police sergeant made disturbing comments about former President Donald Trump.
Sgt. Aquilino Gonell suggested people go to Trump’s house and put on display the violence Capitol police officers experienced on Jan. 6.
Gonell later apologized for the horrible comment.
These comments came during his testimony in front of the House Select Committee during the investigation into the incursion of the Capitol.
Republican Rep. Liz Cheney reportedly asked Gonell “how he felt when he heard Trump say ‘there was a lot of love’ in the crowd of people who attended the rally before the incursion.”
Gonell responded, “It’s upsetting. It’s a pathetic excuse of his behavior for something that he himself helped to create this monstrosity.”
“I’m still recovering from those ‘hugs and kisses’ that day. He claimed that so many rioters, terrorists were assaulting us that day. If that was hugs and kisses, then we should all go to his house and do the same thing to him.”
Watch the clip:
Rep. Cheney: "You hear fmr. President Trump say, 'It was a loving crowd, there was a lot of love in the crowd,' how does that make you feel?"
Sgt. Gonell: "It's upsetting, it's a pathetic excuse of his behavior … I'm still recovering from those hugs and kisses that day." pic.twitter.com/Icvc0ppaSo
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) July 27, 2021
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Gonell was one of the police officers who responded to the attack that day. Three other officers testified at the first hearing of the select committee, The New York Times reported.
Republican leaders boycotted the session.
PBS NewsHour correspondent Lisa Desjardins tweeted that Gonell later apologized for his comment and said “he did not mean to suggest anyone should go to Trump’s house”… About 140 police officers were injured during the incursion of the Capitol while Congress was in session to certify the results of the 2020 election.
Sgt. Gonnell just apologized for his words about Trump's 'hugs and kisses' to the crowd … saying he did not mean to suggest anyone should go to Trump's house.
— Lisa Desjardins (@LisaDNews) July 27, 2021
TRENDING 👇 Cher Comes Unglued, Says ‘Trump Will Kill America’
Left-wing celebrity Cher has come unglued once again.
The 75-year-old singer, whose real name is Cherilyn Sarkisian, appears triggered despite the fact former President Donald Trump has been out of the White House for 187 days. Cher claims Trump will kill America if people don’t vote in 2022.
She wrote to social media in full capital letters: “LISTENING 2 SAM COOK’S “A CHANGE IS GONNA COME”,& 😭. WONDER WHAT HE’D THINK ABOUT 1/3 OF🇺🇸RIPPING FREEDOM FROM BLK,BROWN,OLD,POOR.” She continued, “GOP KNOW THEY CANT WIN DEMOCRATIC WAY SO THEY’LL DO IT BY WHITE DOMINANCE”‼️INSTEAD OF IDEAS THEY HAVE HATE.trump WILL KILL🇺🇸IF WE DONT VOTE IN’22.”
Cher also shared a video from the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol. The caption on the video reads: “THIS IS WHAT TREASON LOOKS LIKE.”
LISTENING 2 SAM COOK’S “A CHANGE IS GONNA COME”,& 😭. WONDER WHAT HE’D THINK ABOUT 1/3 OF🇺🇸RIPPING FREEDOM FROM
GOP KNOW THEY CANT WIN DEMOCRATIC WAY SO THEY’LL DO IT BY WHITE DOMINANCE”‼️INSTEAD OF IDEAS THEY
HAVE HATE.trump WILL KILL🇺🇸IF WE DONT VOTE
— Cher (@cher) July 24, 2021