USA Suspects being sought
A police officer attacked during the assault on the Capitol has said he’d have defended the building from the far-right mob for free if he wasn’t working.
Daniel Hodges, who was seen being crushed in a doorway by Donald Trump supporters, was glad to play his part in defending democracy.
“If it wasn’t my job, I would have done that for free. It was absolutely my pleasure to crush a white nationalist insurrection,” Hodges told ABC News.
“I’m glad I was in a position to be able to help. We’ll do it as many times as it takes.”
Hodges also described how some of the mob brutally and gratuitously attacked him.
“The guy in front of me, that guy, he was he was practically foaming at the mouth,” he explained.
“He was screaming and just grabbed my arm, grabbed my filter on my masks, started beating my head against the doorframe and ripping it off as best he could.
“Once he got my mask off, he also was able to rip away my right baton from me and started beating me in the head with it.”
More than one hundred suspects have been detained as investigations into the siege continue.