The US Officer Harry Dunn of the Capitol Police Department made a statement by wearing a T-shirt with important information on the first day of the January 6th Committee. Despite the fact that Dunn did not testify on June 9, he arrived with a message, and it was a powerful one. He wore a tee with two definitions of the word “insurrection,” one from the Oxford Essential Dictionary of the United States and the other from the Oxford American Dictionary. ‘A violent uprising against a power or government,’ according to the military. The other meaning simply stated, ‘January 6, 2021.’ On January 6, 2021, a rally in support of Trump turned violent as protestors gathered in support of the false claim that Biden had snubbed his win.
The other, less subtle definition goes on to say that he believes the January 6, 2021 protest-turned-riot was an attempt to overthrow democracy and that everyone involved in the riot was an insurrectionist. “So many people have been saying it wasn’t an insurgency, from internet trolls to elected officials,” he told reporters after the hearing, “so I wanted to make a statement by wearing this t-shirt.”
Witness Nick Quested claims to have witnessed the crowd transform from “protesters to rioters to insurrectionists” on January 6th.
Ryan Kelley’s wife’s identity is unknown. On the 6th of January, a Republican candidate for governor of Michigan was arrested on charges that will be heard later that month.
As they both watched a clip of the tragic event in which Edwards was injured, Harry Dunn and officer and support witness Caroline Edwards were seen getting emotional. “I looked at her as if she were my younger sister,” he explained. I was simply ecstatic with her accomplishments. It was obvious that she was in excruciating pain. It’s obvious. And it was just really difficult to get through.” Dunn was one of four officers who testified before the House Committee, helping to kick off the massive investigation into the coup attempt. Throughout the incident, he was outspoken about it, even raising his voice in support of the police officers who committed suicide after the riot.