Capitol Rioter Who Entered Senate Gets Prison – DC Watchdog

Capitol Rioter Who Entered Senate Gets Prison

Breaking Now: The first individual to be sentenced as a result of a felony conviction stemming from the riot at the United States Capitol complex on January 6th was just sentenced to serve time in prison.

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A Florida man who breached the U.S. Senate chamber carrying a Trump campaign flag was sentenced Monday to eight months behind bars, the first resolution for a felony case in the Capitol insurrection,” according to the Associated Press. [emphasis added]

Paul Allard Hodgkins apologized and said he was ashamed of his actions on Jan 6. Speaking calmly from a prepared text, he described being caught up in the euphoria as he walked down Washington’s most famous avenue, then followed a crowd of hundreds up Capitol Hill and into the Capitol building.

“‘If I had any idea that the protest … would escalate (the way) it did … I would never have ventured farther than the sidewalk of Pennsylvania Avenue,’ Hodgkins told the judge. He added: ‘This was a foolish decision on my part.’ [emphasis added]

“Prosecutors had asked for Hodgkins to serve 18 months behind bars, saying in a recent filing that he, ‘like each rioter, contributed to the collective threat to democracy’ by forcing lawmakers to temporarily abandon their certification of Joe Biden’s 2020 election victory over President Donald Trump and to scramble for shelter from incoming mobs.”

For more of this breaking report, please go to the Associated Press.

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