MSNBC Host Cries During Jan 6 Segment

MSNBC Hot Jonathan Capehart | Photo by Arturo Holmes/Getty Images for MVAAFF

An MSNBC host cried during a segment Saturday that reviewed the January 6, 2021, events at the U.S. Capitol.

MSNBC Host Jonathan Capehart interviewed former D.C. Police Officer Michael Fanone on the third anniversary of the January 6 event and struggled to open the segment.

“I’m going to try to get through this,” Capehart told Fanone. “Thank you for what you did three years ago today.”

Fanone has been a vocal critic of former President Donald Trump since the protests at the Capitol three years ago. One of the protesters pleaded guilty to assaulting Farone, and another pleaded guilty to “forcibly removing” him, while others “tased, kicked, punched, pushed, grabbed and hit” Farone, per The Hill.

Users of X teased Capehart for his televised tears, which the host and Washington Post columnist responded to with a tweet of his own.

“And I’d do it again!” Capehart wrote.

Yet, many viewers shared thoughts of their own.

“You had many opportunities to do it again: your side attacked, beat, injured, and murdered police relentlessly throughout 2020,” Brandon Straka responded. “You also defunded them and demoralized them. You advocated for all of this. You didn’t cry for any of it. Weird.”

“You’re an actor, and a bad one at that,” X user @Craftmastah posted

“That clip is hilarious. Seriously, I thought it was SNL. Nope. It was real,” read user @HarlanDaniel54’s response.

Farone said in the segment that the division that caused the events of January 6 remains.

“We are still in the midst of the same fight that began on January 6, 2021,” he said, per DailyMail. “And we have a lot at stake in this country. And I think that it deserves every American’s attention.”

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