Breaking Now: Just moments ago, a federal judge handed down the first prison sentence for a felony conviction stemming from the riot that took place on January 6th at the U.S. Capitol.
“A Florida man who breached the Senate chamber on Jan. 6 was sentenced to 8 months behind bars on Monday — in the first punishment handed to a Capitol rioter for a felony plea,” according to the New York Post. [emphasis added]
“Paul Allard Hodgkins, 38, apologized to the court, saying that he was ashamed of his actions and had gotten caught up in the moment when he joined the mob in the Capitol building…
“Prosecutors had asked for him to serve 18 months, arguing in a recent filing that Hodgkins ‘like each rioter, contributed to the collective threat to democracy’ by forcing lawmakers to temporarily halt their certification of President Biden’s election victory. [emphasis added]
“Hodgkins was seen on videos and photos of the siege holding a “Trump 2020” flag over his shoulder on the Senate floor. He was also wearing a “Trump 2020” T-shirt and goggles around his neck as he took selfies with other rioters on the dais behind him.”
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— New York Post (@nypost) July 19, 2021