Capitol Police Officer Resigned Due to Lack of Trust in Republicans

Former Capitol Police Sergeant Reacts to Republicans Welcoming Trump Back to DC

Former Capitol Police Sgt. Aquilino Gonell expressed disappointment over the warm reception Republicans gave to President Donald Trump upon his return to Washington D.C. in a recent interview on MSNBC’s “All In” with guest host Jason Johnson.

Criticism of Republican Members

Gonell highlighted the sacrifices made by Capitol Police on Jan. 6, 2021, during the Capitol riot, and criticized Republican members of Congress for applauding and greeting Trump as if he had done something commendable at the Capitol.

Republican Response to Capitol Riot

He pointed out how Republican legislators seemed to have forgotten the fear they experienced during the Capitol riot, emphasizing that instead of honoring police officers, they chose to welcome back the former president.

Concerns About Upholding the Constitution

Gonell expressed his disappointment in Republicans’ failure to uphold their responsibilities in defending the United States Constitution, stating that their allegiance seems to lie solely with Donald Trump.

Impact on Capitol Police

Gonell described the scene of legislators welcoming Trump back as infuriating and called them cowards, noting the challenges it poses for his colleagues still working for the Capitol Police.

Personal Impact and Career Decision

He revealed that the events of Jan. 6 led him to question his ability to continue his job impartially and neutrally, especially when faced with life-threatening split-second decisions.

Criticism of Trump’s Leadership

Gonell criticized the idea of Trump regaining leadership and pointed out his authoritarian tendencies, questioning the Republican Party’s support for such behavior.


Watch the full interview with Aquilino Gonell on MSNBC’s “All In” to hear his full perspective on the recent events.

Read More of this Story at – 2024-06-15 02:44:09

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