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Capitol riot: D.C. police officer says politicians are downplaying "brutal, savage" attack

A D.C. Metropolitan Police officer who suffered a heart attack after he was assaulted during the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol told CNN on Tuesday "it's been very difficult" to see elected officials "downplay" the events of that day.

Why it matters: Though he didn't mention former President Trump by name, Michael Fanone decried "terminology that was used like 'hugs and kisses' and 'very fine people,'" to describe the mob. Trump had previously claimed the rioters were hugging and kissing officers, and that the mob presented no threat.

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