The National Police Association on Wednesday blasted the Congress investigation of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot as a politically motivated "dog and pony show" that has no intention of uncovering the truth of what really happened that day. In an interview with Fox News on Wednesday, association spokeswoman Betsy Brantner Smith, a retired police sergeant who describes herself as a conservative, noted Congress should hear from the thousands of police officers who were injured during the George Floyd riots last year. [tweet_embed] July 29, 2021[/tweet_embed] "People need to see that police officers go through horrible things, and Jan. 6 was a horrible thing for some of those officers," she declared. "But, quite frankly, I find this whole Jan. 6 Commission, frankly, a dog and pony show. It doesn’t tell the whole story." "Myself, like millions of Americans, sat there watching the testimony thinking, ‘Wait, where are the police officers who appeared – appeared – to let some of the protesters in?" she asked. "Where is the police officer who shot Ashli Babbitt? In fact, why aren’t we talking about Ashli Babbitt? I mean there’s so much more here." Brantner Smith’s comments came the day after four law enforcement officers who responded to the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol gave testimony to a House select committee about their experience. [tweet_embed] July 29, 2021[/tweet_embed] Brantner Smith suggested those officers have been "politicized by Congress," and that while their stories are important, the American public also deserves to hear the stories of the "more than 2,000" men and women in law enforcement who were injured during last year’s violent protests. She cited a poll conducted last week by the NPA and Rasmussen Reports that found 66% of likely U.S. voters think Congress should investigate the riots spurred by Floyd’s murder last May. "I want the American public to hear about that," Brantner Smith told Fox News. "And based on our survey, the American public wants to hear about that. They want to hear the testimony. You know, we have a Las Vegas police officer who is still paralyzed from the Black Lives Matter riots. We have thousands of police officers around the country who are retiring because of post-traumatic stress because of the riots. Brantner Smith went on to slam the "defund the police" movement for dehumanizing law enforcement officers, and she argued the policies enacted allegedly for the purpose of saving Black lives are doing the opposite. [tweet_embed] July 29, 2021[/tweet_embed] "It’s heartbreaking," she said. "I have some cops who would rather go back to Iraq than continue to work on the street, just because of the massive amounts of blood and bodies and everything they deal with that people don’t see." "The veracity of the defunding of the police movement is directly related to crime in that area," she continued. "We’re not saving Black lives by defunding the police, by reimagining police, by vilifying the police." "We’re reaching a tipping point and I think yesterday kind of woke some people up -- I hope. I hope," she concluded.