Pelosi, Clyburn endorse Jan. 6 Capitol Police officer for Congress

Two heavy-hitters in the House Democratic Caucus have endorsed former U.S. Capitol Police officer Harry Dunn in his bid for Congress.

“Proud to endorse @libradunn for Congress in #MD03! Harry will defend our Democracy and fight for the people of Maryland,” former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said in a Friday post on the social platform X. “He’ll work for transportation funding, lower taxes for working families, and protect the Chesapeake Bay.”

Dunn launched his bid for Maryland’s 3rd Congressional District back in January. He became well-known in 2021 when testifying before lawmakers on the topic of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, discussing his experiences of seeing attacks on Capitol Police and Metropolitan Police Department officers and being hit with racial slurs from rioters.

Dunn has also received an endorsement from Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.). In a statement in a Friday press release from Dunn’s campaign, Clyburn said “it is with the utmost confidence that I support Harry Dunn in his run for Congress.”

“I first got to know Harry as a public servant who protected the seat of democracy. It’s been no surprise to me that since January 6th, he has stood up for what is right and called out the extremist threats to our seat of democracy,” Clyburn’s statement continued. “We have so much to accomplish for the American people and Harry’s experience, story, and selfless nature will be key to ensuring a Democratic majority that can bring results for the American people.”

Dunn welcomed the endorsements from Pelosi and Clyburn in statements, saying he was “deeply honored to receive” Pelosi’s endorsement and that he has “long admired” Clyburn.

Dunn’s campaign has also received backing from other high-profile Democratic figures, including Reps. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) and Jasmine Crockett (D-Texas).

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