Republican lawmakers on Capitol Hill didn't show up for a ceremony to honor law enforcement officials who protected the complex during the Capitol riot.

While he didn't like to paint anyone with a broad brush, Fanone criticized the GOP's reaction to the event, saying it was embarrassing for the party.

According to multiple outlets, only one Republican congressman, Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania, was in attendance at the ceremony.

Fanone told CNN's Jake Tapper that he tried to walk a fine line when it came to condemning Republicans. People don't like to be painted with a broad brush. Law enforcement doesn't like that, and I don't think all Republicans are sympathetic to the agenda of the Trump administration.

It's hard to defend the Republican Party when only one of their members shows up to show their support for law enforcement. It's terrible. It's a disgrace for their party.

Fanone, who received the Presidential Citizens Medal, one of the nation's highest civilian awards, decried the lack of Republican attendance at the Capitol event.

The former police officer said it was shameful that he had supported Republican candidates before. At this point in time, they seem to be having fun.

Fitzpatrick told Insider that he wanted to be at the solemn event.

He wanted to be here.

January 6 was a terrible day, Fitzpatrick said.

There was a revolt among the party's right flank that overshadowed the ceremony for the speakership. According to Insider, the ceremony was largely completed minutes after the start of the call, and the House did not resume its attempts to pick a speaker until noon.

Brian D. Sicknick was one of the law enforcement officials who died after the riot.

The Washington, DC, medical examiner stated that Sicknick died of natural causes the day after he fought the mob at the Capitol.