Democrat Rep. Jamie Raskin released a letter that was supposedly from the USCP (United States Capitol Police), and it turns out that the letter isn't even proven authentic! That didn't stop the mainstream media hawks from grabbing onto it and running with their fake news stories.
From Raskin's office: "Attached is a letter from unnamed officers (who remain anonymous because they are afraid of retribution for speaking out) about their profound disappointment in the current politics surrounding the vote on the January 6th commission."— Sarah Ferris (@sarahnferris) May 19, 2021
NEWS: MEMBERS of the U.S. Capitol Police have issued a statement to members of Congress expressing "profound disappointment" with McConnell and McCarthy's positions on the Jan. 6 commission, citing the "trauma" that officers endured that day. pic.twitter.com/CRweVhIAnD— Olivia Beavers (@Olivia_Beavers) May 19, 2021
The USCP responded to the tweets by the above Politico reporters.
USCP does NOT take positions on legislation. pic.twitter.com/LSu38jbIqd— U.S. Capitol Police (@CapitolPolice) May 19, 2021
The USCP has responded with a statement saying the letter is "NOT an official USCP statement. The Department has no way of confirming it was even authored by USCP personnel."— Rebecca Kaplan (@RebeccaRKaplan) May 19, 2021
lil scoop: It was Rep. Jamie Raskin's office that circulated that letter from members of the USCP moments ago.— Philip Melanchthon Wegmann (@PhilipWegmann) May 19, 2021
From @RepRaskin's chief: "Mr. Raskin is hoping your bosses will read this letter, and consider the sentiments behind it, before the vote."
"A newly-obtained video shows United States Capitol Police Officers speaking with several January 6 protestors—including Jacob Chansley, the so-called “Q Shaman”—inside the Capitol that afternoon."