Rudy Giuliani promoted a debunked conspiracy accusing a U.S. Capitol police officer of taking part in the Jan. 6 riot that left him with near-fatal injuries.
Various social media users have falsely claimed that Officer Michael Fanone, who testified last week in Congress that Donald Trump supporters brutally attacked him during the insurrection, carried a Confederate flag into the Capitol -- although that rioter, Kevin Seefried, turned himself in to authorities in mid-January.
"Another hysterical lie about 1/6," Giuliani tweeted in response to a fact-check. "So many and the cover-up of killing an unarmed woman by a still unidentified police officer."
Giuliani and other Trump allies have attempted to downplay or deny the insurrection, and have claimed the former president's supporters are political prisoners or, in the case of slain rioter Ashli Babbitt, the victims of police brutality.
@RudyGiuliani This is also fake? https://t.co/xFLpVal6bi— Pieter de Wit (@Pieter de Wit) 1628075061.0
@RudyGiuliani @golferdawn What happened to "Back the Blue" and "Blue Lives Matter"?— Julie (Get Vaccinated!) Hughes (@Julie (Get Vaccinated!) Hughes) 1628075210.0
@RudyGiuliani How does it feel to be a traitor, Rudy?— 🇺🇸 JoeKamWatch 🇺🇸 (@🇺🇸 JoeKamWatch 🇺🇸) 1628075227.0
@RudyGiuliani Jan 6th was a deliberate attempt, by a sitting President, to thwart the lawful and peaceful transitio… https://t.co/4U2BSvyKGK— Peter Bentley (@Peter Bentley) 1628075393.0
@RudyGiuliani Ashli Babbitt was a deranged QBert who drank the Kool-aid of THE BIG LIE and was part of a mob that w… https://t.co/XhBeILjFd0— Vaxxed and Relaxed in "The Land" (@Vaxxed and Relaxed in "The Land") 1628074677.0