Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., asked Capitol Police officer Harry Dunn to reflect upon the question he posed when remembering the day he and his colleagues responded to the Jan. 6 attack: “Is this America?”
“Frankly, I guess it is America,” Dunn said, referring to the racist abuse he and other officers of color suffered that day. “It shouldn’t be. But I guess that’s the way that things are.” He added that the officers and lawmakers present at the select committee hearing to investigate the attack represented a better side of the country that appeals to the good in people, and wants to do the right thing. Dunn said he was encouraged by that. A teary-eyed Schiff replied that he had faith in the U.S. because of folks like Dunn. “I’m so grateful to all of you,” Schiff said to the officers who offered testimony.