Officer Feared He Would Be Lynched as Trump Supporters Said ‘You Will Die on Your Knees’ and ‘Your Mother’s a Whore’

One of the witnesses to testify on Tuesday at the first U.S. House select committee to investigate the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol recalled supporters of then-President Donald Trump telling him, “Your mother’s a whore.”

Daniel Hodges, an officer with the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia, said in his opening testimony that, as Trump supporters walked from the Ellipse outside the White House toward the Capitol, he “noticed a commotion about half a block to my east and saw a crowd starting to coalesce around two figures.”

“I ran to where they were and found a confrontation at the intersection of tenth and Constitution Avenue northwest. One counter protester, a black man, was backpedaling away
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