The mob of terrorists were shouting 'heave, ho' and they pushed their way forward. A man in front of me grabbed my baton ... he bashed me in the face and head with it ... I did the only thing I could do and screamed for help. — DC Police Officer Daniel Hodges
The mob of terrorists were shouting 'heave, ho' and they pushed their way forward. A man in front of me grabbed my baton ... he bashed me in the face and head with it ... I did the only thing I could do and screamed for help. — DC Police Officer Daniel Hodges
Officer Daniel Hodges refers to pro-Trump insurrectionists who attacked him on Jan. 6 as 'terrorists'
  • Officer Daniel Hodges referred to pro-Trump Jan. 6 rioters as "terrorists."
  • Hodges was brutally assaulted by the insurrections during the Capitol attack.
Hodges during his testimony pointed to the hypocrisy of the rioters carrying symbols of support for law enforcement as officers were simultaneously and brutally assaulted.

"To my perpetual confusion, I saw the Thin Blue Line flag, a symbol of support for police, more than once, as the terrorists continued to ignore our commands and attacked us," Hodges said.

The officer offered a harrowing description of the violence he was subjected to.

"The mob of terrorists were shouting 'heave, ho' and they pushed their way forward. A man in front of me grabbed my baton ... he bashed me in the face and head with it ... I did the only thing I could do and screamed for help," Hodges said.

During the insurrection, Hodges was crushed in a door by the pro-Trump mob.

Hodges during his testimony said that his eye was nearly gouged out when one rioter latched onto his face, pushing his thumb into the officer's eye.
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