Democrat Rep. Stephanie Murphy thanks the police for saving her on January 6

Democrat Rep. Stephanie Murphy thanks police for letting her ‘cuddle her kids again’ after saving her life on Jan. 6

  • Democratic Representative Stephanie Murphy revealed how police officers rescued her and another member of Congress on the day of the January 6 MAGA uprising
  • She and Rep. Kathleen Rice hid in a room in the basement of the Capitol
  • DC Metro police officers Michael Fanone and Daniel Hodges were among the officers about 10 meters away, stopping rioters
  • “You were our last line of defense,” Murphy said. “I shudder to think what would have happened if you hadn’t held that line”
  • She noted that she has a 10-year-old son and a seven-year-old daughter
  • “And the reason I was able to hug them again was because of the courage you and your colleagues showed that day,” she said.
  • She noted that thanks to the police, no member of Congress was injured during the riots

Democratic Rep. Stephanie Murphy revealed on Tuesday how police officers rescued her and another member of Congress on the day of the January 6 MAGA uprising.

During the first hearing of the House panel investigating the uprising, Murphy told the officers who testified how they saved her and fellow Democratic Representative Kathleen Rice.

The two women were hiding in a room 40 feet away from the tunnel where DC Metro police officers Michael Fanone and Daniel Hodges and other officers pushed the rioters back. Fanone and Hodges were two of the officers who testify about their experiences on the day of the riots.

Murphy played footage of Hodges being crushed into a door as rioters beat him with his own gas mask.

“You were our last line of defense,” Murphy, a Florida Democrat, told him. “I shudder to think what would have happened if you hadn’t held that line.”

Democratic Representative Stephanie Murphy revealed how police officers rescued her and another member of Congress on the day of the January 6 MAGA uprising

DC Metro Police Officer Michael Fanone

DC Metro Police Officer Daniel Hodges Ho

DC Metro police officers Michael Fanone and Daniel Hodges were among the officers about 33 feet away and stopped rioters from the Capitol basement, where Representatives Murphy and Rice were hiding in a room.

She remembered hearing the officers cough, help each other, and then go back out to fight.

Murphy said the two women took refuge in that room because they thought they would be safe in the Capitol basement.

“It turned out that we ended up in the middle of the storm,” she said. “Imagine if they had caught the two congressmen who were only ten meters from where you all were.”

She told the officers that their actions gave her and Rice time to escape with a group of U.S. Capitol Police officers sent out to get them.

She noted that she has two young children: a 10-year-old son and a seven-year-old daughter.

“And the reason I was able to hug them again was because of the courage you and your colleagues showed that day. And so just to say thank you,’ she said.

Murphy’s story was one of many shared Tuesday as members of the US Capitol Police and DC Metro spoke about their experiences during the January 6 MAGA uprising.

The House Select Committee to Investigate the Attack on the United States Capitol held its first hearing and focused on the police officers’ experience when Donald Trump’s supporters flooded the Capitol, killing five people in the aftermath.

The emotional day reached almost everyone – lawmakers and witnesses. Several times the officers wiped their tears, especially when images from January 6 were shown. Lawmakers were shocked as they spoke of their gratitude for the officers’ work.

Rep.  Murphy noted that she has a 10-year-old son and a seven-year-old daughter.

Rep. Murphy noted that she has a 10-year-old son and a seven-year-old daughter. “And the reason I was able to hug them again was because of the courage you and your fellow officers showed that day,” she said. said

Representatives Stephanie Murray and Kathleen Rice - the two women hid together in the basement of the Capitol on the day of the January 6 riots;  above Rice posted a photo of the two on her Instagram account

Representatives Stephanie Murray and Kathleen Rice – the two women hid together in the basement of the Capitol on the day of the January 6 riots; above Rice posted a photo of the two on her Instagram account

Murphy noted that no lawmakers were captured or injured during the riots.

“I think it’s important for everyone to remember that the main reason rioters didn’t harm members of Congress was because they didn’t run into members of Congress, and they didn’t run into members of Congress because law enforcement officers did.” . your work that day, and you did well,” she said.

“I think without you, what had been a terrible and what a terrible and tragic day would have been even more terrible and tragic. So just really thankful to all of you,” she added.

After the hearing, she went to the officers to thank them personally for their efforts.

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