1/6 Footage Busts Capitol Officers Claim, Did He Lie Under Oath?

For around 2 1/2 years, Capitol Police Officer Aquilino Gonell has claimed that he sustained injuries during the riot into the US Capitol building.

As you know, Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy has handed over most of the 1/6 video to conservative organizations, and Julie Kelly has found the video countering Gonell’s claims.

“He has testified under oath and in federal court proceedings that he suffered near-death injuries,” wrote Kelly,

“New J6 video contradicts Gonell’s claims that protesters inflicted head, shoulder, hand, and foot injuries so egregious that he required surgery and medical leave. (Not to mention “mental health” trauma.) In a victim impact statement made in court in May, Gonell told the judge that he was “bleeding from both hands, [had] a maimed foot, hit on the head, sprayed with pepper and bear spray, beaten, punched, pushed, pulled, and assaulted by many other rioters as they try to gain entrance,” she noted.

In a caption with the video, she added, “Here he is for several minutes near the body of Rosanne Boyland at around 4:50 on Jan 6, after the protest and violence ended. His hands show no sign of injury. Nor does his shoulder, as he takes off gear. His feet seem fine–he is seen kicking items out of the area. And his head, which had been protected by a riot helmet, shows no sign of injury, either.”

“Not only did Gonell lie to Congress and federal judges in “victim impact” statements, he has repeatedly lied during media interviews and on social media about his experience,” Kelly concluded.

Kelly also posted a video of the officer’s interview with CNN and his testimony under oath.


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