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A column by Abby Zimet
A column by Abby Zimet

Frankly, This Is America. It Shouldn't Be, But I Guess That's the Way Things Are

Whew. On the scorching first day of the House investigation into Jan. 6, four Capitol cops - for once the good guys, each more eloquent, honorable and traumatized than the last - decisively outed the rabid GOP lies about that day's horrors. The harrowing testimony of Aquilino Gonell, Michael Fanone, Harry Dunn, Daniel Hodges - and the proof of their body-cams - exposed what Fanone called "the worst that America has to offer," from MAGA goons shrieking "Fucking nigger!" at Dunn to "the hit-man" who sent them. The righteous Dunn: "You all tried to disrupt democracy that day. You all failed."

Abby Zimet · Jul 27, 2021

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