Capitol Police Sergeant Slams GOP Rally’s Pledge to Jan. 6 Flag as ‘Disgrace’: ‘Probably Was the Flag That They Hit Me With’

Capitol Police Sgt. Aquilino Gonell ripped GOP rally goers in Virginia who pledged allegiance to a flag flown by rioters on Jan. 6, telling CNN’s Jim Acosta that the move was “a total disgrace.”

“They were in the crowd when I was fighting those people off, they were throwing the flag on the floor and…wanted us to pick it up and they got angrier and angrier about it,” Gonell said Saturday. “The way they’re using the flag as if they did something good. And that flag they’re probably holding right now… that probably was the flag that they hit me with.”

The pledge occurred on Wednesday night, at a Trump Rally for [Glenn] Youngkin, the GOP candidate
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