A Washington, D.C. police officer who was beaten during the Jan 6th U.S. Capitol riot has shared a shocking voicemail threat that he has since received on Tuesday.
Officer Michael Fanone spoke with CNN's Don Lemon where he revealed that he received a horrifying voicemail while he was testifying on the Capitol Hill riots that took place on January 6.
The voicemail heard the caller say: "I wish they would have killed all you scumbags, 'cause you people are scum. They stole the election from Trump... Too bad they didn't beat the s**t out of you more."
"You want an Emmy? And Oscar? What are you trying to go for here? You're so full of s**t," the male caller also added while using a homophobic slur and several profanities.
Michael Fanone shared with CNN a deranged voice mail that he received during his testimony today.
"You're a punk f*ggot, you're a lying fuck! ... too bad they didn't beat the shit out of you more. You're a piece of shit!"
This is demented and despicable! pic.twitter.com/Pb7mDpnAps
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) July 28, 2021
Fanone told Lemon that his immediate reaction to the voicemail was: "This is what happens to people who tell the truth in Trump's America."
After sharing the voicemail, Fanone was met by swarms of support online.
"My god!!!! I've been choking back tears all f***ing day and to hear this ... I just can't take it. These officers will live with this trauma for the rest of their lives. It was an act of courage to give testimony, and this is what they get. It's horrific," one person tweeted.
"Omg?!? Absolutely disgusting. That poor man has taken so much sh*t and yet keeps standing up... he has so much character and strength," said another.
Fanone has called for investigations into the events at Capitol Hill since it happened.
On January 6th, Fanone was repeatedly shocked with a stun gun and beaten with metal pipes while doing his job and defending the Capitol from the protestors outside who were trying to get inside.
As a result of the trauma that Fanone experienced at the riots, he sadly suffered a heart attack and has since been living with a traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder.
The officer revealed the voicemail the same night that Fox News' Tucker Carlson laughed at him and scoffed at Fanone's testimony while joking that he was a political ploy.
Carlson has frequently dismissed the violence at Capitol Hill, referring to it instead as a "political protest that got out of hand."