WASHINGTON ― After Tuesday’s bombshell hearing investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection, U.S. Capitol Police Sgt. Aquilino Gonell said he holds former President Donald Trump personally responsible for the injuries he sustained defending the Capitol.
“Our own president set us up,” Gonnell said in an interview with HuffPost.
The president should be doing everything possible to help us and he didn’t do it.
He wanted to lead the mob and wanted to lead the crowd himself ... he wanted to be a tyrant.”.
Trump also got into a physical altercation with a Secret Service agent after he was told he could not go to the Capitol himself, according to testimony.
Following the president’s rally, hundreds of his supporters stormed the Capitol.
“It’s mind-boggling that we have been betrayed from the government top-down, especially those who work in the White House,” Gonell added. »