Two dad and mom traveled from upstate New York to the U.S. Capitol on the anniversary of the Jan. 6 rebellion with one function in thoughts ― to hug their Capitol Police officer son.
“I desperately needed to be right here to provide him a hug a 12 months in the past and couldn’t, so we got here down immediately to provide him a hug,” the officer’s mom, known as Kathee, informed CNN’s Donie O’Sullivan on Thursday.
Kathee mentioned she first realized the hazard to her son from the violent mob of Donald Trump supporters “very early” that morning. “I began texting him saying, ’Watch out immediately, watch out.′ He assured me he would watch out.”
“Because the day progressed, we knew it was getting a lot worse and we didn’t hear from him for hours and hours,” she continued.
Their son, who she known as Josh, wasn’t capable of name his dad and mom till round 11 p.m., she mentioned.
“The primary phrases out of his mouth have been, ‘I’m OK, however I actually thought I used to be going to die. I believed they have been going to kill me,’” Kathee remembered.