Fact Check: Bennie Thompson Falsely Claims Police ‘Killed’ in Capitol Riot

Posted on AllSides July 25th, 2022
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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...

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