'Narcissist' Laura Ingraham slammed for mocking Michael Fanone's testimony at Jan 6 hearing

'And for best performance and action role the winner is Michael Fanone,' the conservative host said referring to one of the cops who testified on the first day of the hearing


                            'Narcissist' Laura Ingraham slammed for mocking Michael Fanone's testimony at Jan 6 hearing
Laura Ingraham wasn't very happy with the testimonies of the four police officers, including Michael Fanone, who testified on the first day of the hearing (Getty Images/ Alex Wong and Chip Somodevilla)

Fox News host Laura Ingraham is facing intense backlash for mocking the testimonies of Capitol Police officers who faced violent protesters during the January 6 riot. The conservative television host specifically targeted Metropolitan Police Officer Michael Fanone during her show on Fox News and said, “And for best performance and action role the winner is Michael Fanone.”

On Tuesday, July 27, the House select committee probing the Capitol insurrection held its first high-profile hearing. The committee heard testimonies of four cops who were at the site protecting the Capitol building and the people inside it after Trump supporters stormed it while the win of President-elect Joe Biden was being certified.

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While testifying, Fanone said that on that fateful day he was “grabbed, beaten, tased, all while being called a traitor to my country.” He also claimed that the attack on him only stopped when he said he has kids. He claimed he suffered a heart attack from the violence. Fanone continued, “The indifference shown to my colleagues is disgraceful. Nothing, truly nothing, has prepared me to address those elected members of our government who continue to deny the events of that day.”

DC Metropolitan Police Department officer Michael Fanone is sworn in before testifying to the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol on July 27, 2021 at the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, DC. Members of law enforcement testified about the attack by supporters of former President Donald Trump on the U.S. Capitol. According to authorities, about 140 police officers were injured when they were trampled, had objects thrown at them, and sprayed with chemical irritants during the insurrection. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Calling the January 6 event anything but peaceful, he added, “I was at risk of being stripped of and killed with my own firearm as I heard chants of ‘Kill him with his own gun.’ I can still hear those words in my head today. At the hospital, doctors told me that I had suffered a heart attack, and I was later diagnosed with a concussion, traumatic brain injury and posttraumatic stress disorder.”

Trump supporters gather outside the U.S. Capitol building following a "Stop the Steal" rally on January 06, 2021, in Washington, DC (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Fanone, who was working as a plainclothes narcotics officer but donned uniform on January 6 for the first time in nearly a decade, said his presence at the Capitol on that day was never about politics or political parties.

“All I’ve ever cared about is protecting you and the public so you can do your job in service to this country and for those whom you represent. What makes the struggle harder and more painful is to know so many of my fellow citizens, including so many of the people I put my life at risk to defend, are downplaying or outright denying what happened. I feel like I went to hell and back to protect them and the people in this room. Too many are now telling me that hell doesn't exist, or that hell wasn’t that bad,” he stated.

Apart from Fanone, Capitol Police officers Aquilino Gonell and Harry Dunn, and Washington Police officer Daniel Hodges also testified about the violence and horror they faced on January 6.

DC Metropolitan Police Officer Michael Fanone testifies before the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol on July 27, 2021 at the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

But Ingraham completely discarding their harrowing experience dealing with the rioters, labeling Fanone's testimony as a mere “performance.” In a viral video, the 58-year-old is heard saying, “And for best performance and action role the winner is Michael Fanone.” People took offense to her words and started slamming her as a user tweeted, “I nominate @IngrahamAngle for the best constipated face shown on faux prime time Monday thru Friday.” Another one wrote, “It was to be expected that the execrable Laura Ingraham would reach down into the filth of her malice & depravity & smear the good names of these heroic, brave police officers who did more on one terrible day to save American democracy than Ingraham has done in her whole life.”

Fox News Channel host Laura Ingraham addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center February 23, 2018 in National Harbor, Maryland. U.S. President Donald Trump is scheduled to address CPAC, the largest annual gathering of conservatives in the nation. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)


 

 



 

 

Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham poses on the red carpet upon arrival at a salute to FOX News Channel's Brit Hume on January 8, 2009 in Washington, DC. Hume was honored for his 35 years in journalism. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

A person pointed out, “So now she’s a drama critic? *Someone* thinks she’s the authority on everything. Last year she was a medical expert-giving commentary on hydroxychloroquine.” The second one added: “@IngrahamAngle is at best a sociopathic narcissist and a lapdog for our first American dictator President. At worst, she’s potentially a serial killer.”



 

 



 

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