A Fox News town hall audience booed and shouted down Democratic Ohio Senate candidate Tim Ryan on Thursday after he claimed Capitol rioters killed a police officer.
During a discussion about the current political climate in the United States, Ryan brought up the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
He then claimed that the rioters murdered an officer, most likely referring to Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who actually died of natural causes in the aftermath of the events of January 6th.
“The guys who stormed the Capitol on January 6, they are the leaders. They’re the leaders. This is what I’m saying. They stormed the Capitol on January 6, they beat up 140 police officers, killed one, okay? They killed one.” Ryan claimed.
The audience immediately began booing him for making this claim, and one person yelled repeatedly that he is a liar.
“We all watched the video, we all watched the video. I’m happy to have this conversation, I’m not afraid to have this conversation. These are the conversations we need to have in this country. I welcome you guys, lets’s just be respectful. But I’m not afraid to stand here and defend my position.” Ryan pleaded as the audience began to turn on him.
Sicknick died the day after the January 6th riot after suffering two strokes.
Ryan will face GOP nominee J.D. Vance in the upcoming race for Senate in Ohio, a race he is widely expected to lose.
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