A Florida man has been sentenced to eight months in prison for his role in the January 6th 2020 attack at the U-S Capitol.
Paul Hodgkins is the first person to get prison time for his role in the takeover of the Capitol building.
The 38-year-old pleaded guilty in June 2021 to one count of obstructing an official proceeding. Other charges were dropped as part of the plea deal.
Hodgkins was photographed on the U-S Senate floor with a Trump 2020 flag.
FILE – In this Jan. 6, 2021 file photo insurrectionists loyal to President Donald Trump try to open a door of the U.S. Capitol as they riot in Washington. At least a dozen of the 400 people charged so far in the Jan. 6 insurrection have made dubious claims about their encounters with officers at the Capitol. The most frequent argument is that they can’t be guilty of anything, because police stood by and welcomed them inside, even though the mob pushed past police barriers, sprayed chemical irritants and smashed windows as chaos enveloped the government complex. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File) July 19th 2021