Lindsey Graham says January 6th. Should have been ‘shot in the head’: Book

  • Lindsey Graham reportedly told officers to shoot rioters “in the head” on Jan. 6, Politico reported, citing a new book by Michael Fanone.
  • “I don’t understand why it didn’t happen,” Graham said, according to the book obtained by the outlet.
  • The comments were made during a meeting with a group of officers in May 2021, Politico reported.

Lindsey Graham offered advice on how officers should have responded during the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol attack, saying they should have shot the rioters in the head, according to a new book obtained by Politico.

The outlet reported that the GOP South Carolina senator made the remarks during a meeting with the group last May.

“You should have shot them all in the head,” Graham said, according to former D.C. police officer Michael Fanone’s book, “Hold the Line: The Insurrection and One Cop’s Battle for America’s Soul,” to be released Oct. 11.

“We gave you guns and you should have used them,” Graham added, according to the book. “I don’t understand why it didn’t happen.”

According to Politico, the family of deceased Officer Brian Sicknick, as well as Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn and Fanone, were present during the exchange. Fanone, who was stun-shot and beaten with a flagpole during the standoff, responded to Graham, saying officers had to follow the rules for the use of deadly force.

Pro-Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol building as Congress was about to confirm the 2020 presidential election. The attack prompted lawmakers to evacuate as rioters attacked police and forced their way into the historic building.

A Washington Post report revealed that Graham, who supported Trump’s baseless claims about the election, snapped at officers at the scene during the chaotic attack.

“He yelled at the Senate sergeant-at-arms. ‘What are you doing? Take back the Senate! You have guns. Use them,'” Graham said, according to the paper.

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