A BEAUTIFUL TRUTH — Sgt. Aquilino Gonell Speaks His Truth About J6 at Bette’s Speakeasy
Over Thanksgiving weekend, we were joined by an American Hero
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Bette’s Speakeasy zoom salons are iconic events — we meet heroes from all over the world doing the inspiring labor of democracy. From war correspondents and photojournalists to political activists and best-selling authors, we have an opportunity to gain knowledge and insights from experts who help us more effectively defend our democracies, wherever we may be.
So it was a true honor and a privilege to be joined by American Shield author Aquilino Gonell, who joined us Thanksgiving weekend to share his truth about January 6 — the day he defended our Capitol and democracy from radicalized intruders who were part of a coup attempt to overthrow our government.
Thanks to his bravery and the bravery of his colleagues, we withstood the attack. I am grateful to each and every one of you who purchased his book and left a review. I am also grateful to members of this community who sent messages to Amazon to clean up their act and remove fake reviews from trolls. I love how this community continues to defend the honor and integrity of truth and the people we meet along the way who share their truth with us.
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Video — Fmr. Sgt. Aquilino Gonell at Bette’s Speakeasy, Nov. 26, 2023