“They know that they’re lying when they say that. They just say it because they’re afraid. They’re afraid of their own voting bloc. They need their support. So they just say what they want to hear. The politicians say what the people want to hear, even if there is, it’s verifiably false. And it’s incredibly frustrating to hear that from our would-be leadership.
“And I hope that as time goes on, those lies become more and more apparent for what they are and people stop parroting them.” – Capitol Police officer Daniel Hodges, when asked about GOP claims that rioters were mere tourists. A video of Hodges screaming in agony while being crushed by a door went viral in the days after the insurrection.
Injured Washington, D.C. Police Officer Daniel Hodges on Trump’s plan to use the Insurrection Act, “It’s crazy to suggest something so casually, to have the U.S. Military just be deployed in the streets when you grab power illegitimately like that. It’s classic fascism.” pic.twitter.com/X7WK5Ofc0D
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) August 2, 2023
D.C. Metropolitan Police Officer Daniel Hodges, who was crushed by rioters on January 6th, reacts to Trump’s indictment:
“Ultimate accountability would be cultural — how the name Donald Trump would be held in disgust by Americans — but that’s a long way off.” pic.twitter.com/uyGyVH5AqR
— The Recount (@therecount) August 2, 2023
D.C. Police Officer Daniel Hodges’ bravery has gone viral with a video of him being crushed against a door during the U.S. Capitol riot.
— NBC4 Washington (@nbcwashington) January 15, 2021