“Dunn will try to speak for the country’s police community, but it turns out Dunn has very little in common with your average police officer,” Carlson said on his show.
The comments provoked an immediate response from Dunn’s lawyers, and the agent told CNN on Wednesday evening that “it’s more than frustrating.” Although he was not physically assaulted during the attack, Dunn asked, “If I got here with my arm in a sling or a bandage on my head, would that give me more credibility?”
“I’m sorry, I can’t put a Band-Aid on my emotions or my brain, or my mindset, or my mindset. I can’t put a Band-Aid on it. All I have are my words “.
“More than six months later, January 6 is still not over for me,” Dunn said Tuesday in the House panel. “I know so many other agents continue to hurt, both physically and emotionally.”
Dunn added that he has sought counseling “for the persistent emotional trauma of that day” and has implored his colleagues to do the same if necessary.
“I want to take this moment and talk to my fellow officials about the emotions they continue to experience from the events of January 6. There is absolutely nothing wrong with seeking professional advice,” he said. “What we all experienced that day was traumatic and, if you’re hurting, take advantage of the counseling services we have available.”