Fact Check: Bennie Thompson Falsely Claims Police ‘Killed’ in Capitol Riot
CLAIM: President Donald Trump failed to stop rioters who were “savagely beating and killing law enforcement officers.”
VERDICT: FALSE. While some rioters attacked police, they did not kill any; the only person killed was a fellow rioter.
The January 6 Committee held its eighth public hearing on Thursday, and its second in prime time. The event was billed as a crucial moment, the last scheduled hearing and one in which damning evidence would be revealed about Trump’s role.
Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS), the chair of the committee, opened proceedings by...