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Officer Daniel Hodges refers to pro-Trump insurrectionists who attacked him on Jan. 6 as ‘terrorists’

Officer Daniel Hodges speaking about the January 6 insurrection to House lawmakers.
Officer Daniel Hodges testifying about the January 6 insurrection before House lawmakers.

DC Police Officer Daniel Hodges during a House hearing regarding January 6 on Tuesday repeatedly referred to pro-Trump insurrectionists who stormed the US Capitol as “terrorists.”

Hodges during his testiomony pointed to the hypocrisy of the rioters carrying symbols of support for law enforcement as officers were simultaneously and brutally assaulted.

“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.

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