In the wake of the riot that rocked the U.S. Capitol, video emerged over the weekend showing a mob of Trump supporters beating a police officer.
The video showed a Washington, D.C. Metropolitan police officer being dragged down a set of stairs outside the Capitol building while rioters beat him, some with American flags. (RELATED: ‘Go Sack The Capitol And Lynch The Vice President’: The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg Says Trump Wanted Violence)
During the beating, several launched flag poles and other projectiles — even a crutch — at a nearby doorway.
The officer who was beaten has not been identified.
Disturbing footage from Wednesday at the Capitol appears to show a police officer being dragged down the stairs and beaten
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) January 10, 2021
This specific officer being beaten on the ground was positively identified as a Metro DC cop. Not Capitol Police Officer Sicknick.
— Gregg Favre (@GreggFavre) January 10, 2021
Horrifying. Infuriating. Heartbreaking. https://t.co/sjIr1wlYwH
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) January 11, 2021
Numerous violent clashes occurred between President Donald Trump’s supporters and both Capitol Police and Washington D.C. Metropolitan police officers, resulting in the death of Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick.
— Jesse Burkett-Hall (@BurkettHall) January 10, 2021
The hearse of Officer Brian Sicknick passing the Capitol. pic.twitter.com/xOT81sqave
— Jane Coaston (@cjane87) January 10, 2021
A second Capitol Police officer, Howard Liebengood, reportedly died by suicide Saturday after responding to Wednesday’s riot at the Capitol. Assigned to the Senate division, Liebengood was the son of former Senate Sergeant-At-Arms Howard S. Liebengood.
President Trump honors the Capitol Police by flying the flag at half-staff.
“As a sign of respect for the service and sacrifice of U.S. Capitol Police Officers Brian D. Sicknick & Howard Liebengood, and all Capitol Police Officers and law enforcement” ⬇️https://t.co/eSJ1u4J7rZ
— Kayleigh McEnany (@PressSec) January 10, 2021