The National Police association slammed the congressional Capitol riot probe on Wednesday afternoon, calling it a politically motivated “dog and pony show.”
Association spokeswoman Betsy Brantner Smith, a retired police sergeant, told Fox News that congress should instead probe 2020’s nationwide BLM riots. Thousands of police officers were injured in 574 separate violent protests over the course of the year. More than two dozen were killed and over $2 billion in property damage was recorded over the course of the riots.
“People need to see that police officers go through horrible things, and Jan. 6 was a horrible thing for some of those officers,” said Brantner Smith . “But, quite frankly, I find this whole Jan. 6 Commission, frankly, a dog and pony show. It doesn’t tell the whole story.”
“Myself, like millions of Americans, sat there watching the testimony thinking, ‘Wait, where are the police officers who appeared – appeared – to let some of the protesters in?” she asked. “Where is the police officer who shot Ashli Babbitt? In fact, why aren’t we talking about Ashli Babbitt? I mean there’s so much more here.”
Two-thirds of Americans want the 2020 BLM riots investigated, according to a recent Rasmussen poll. This is higher than the number of voters who want a Capitol riot probe, which recently polled at 49%.