A viral video from the day of the Capitol riot shows the mob of Trump supporters brutally and remorselessly crushing a Capitol police officer in a doorway as they shout “heave ho” and continue to push harder.
That officer, Daniel Hodges, was interviewed by NBC, and expressed not only his resolve then and going forward from today, but his satisfaction at the job he and his fellow officers undertook, and in the nature of the group against which they fought.
“I got pinned to the doorway. They ripped my mask off, stole my equipment, beat me up, sprayed me with everything,” said Hodges describing the scene. “Thankfully I was able to get out before any permanent damage