Mendoza’s rivet testimony began at a controversial Senate hearing on Tuesday about an intelligence and security failure that attacked the Capitol on January 6.
“I went to the rotunda and found thick smoky residue and smelled what I thought was military-grade CS gas-a familiar smell. It was mixed with fire extinguishing agent spray deployed by the mob. The mob continued to deploy CS into the circle Shaped hall,” said Mendoza, Director of the Special Operations Department
Mendoza added: “Officials are exposed to a lot of gas, which is worse inside the building than outside, because there is nowhere to go.” “Until today, the chemical burns on my face have not healed.”
Mendoza (Mendoza) has served in the US military and has served as a US Capitol Police for nearly 19 years. She said that throughout her career, she has been engaged in controversial activities, during which she was called “so many times I am now numb to this.”
She also said that in the riots in the U.S. Capitol, nearly 140 officers were injured and one of the officers was killed. This was the “worst so far” of the incidents she has experienced in her career as an officer.
Mendoza said: “The number of people working with us could have been ten times as many, and I still believe that this battle is equally devastating.”
She testified: “At some point, my right arm got stuck between the rioters and was surrounded by railings along the wall.” “A (DC police) sergeant pulled my arm away if he didn’t , I’m sure it will be broken.”
The officer begged me to be relieved
Mendoza told the senator how she witnessed her colleagues being hit by objects thrown by the mob. After the police cleared the rotunda, when the mob continued to try to enter the building, the officer had to close the door of the Capitol.
Mendoza said: “A few hours later, the officers cleared the rotunda, but because the rioters destroyed the door, they had to close the door.” “The officials asked me to breathe a sigh of relief because they were not sure they could physically close the door. For how long, because the crowd kept knocking on the outside of the door, trying to re-enter. Finally, the officials were able to fix the door with furniture and other objects.”
Mendoza (Mendoza) described how she was with her 10-year-old child before being called in at 1:30 pm. She joined her colleagues who were already on the front line.
“I am proud of the officers who worked with me on January 6. They fought very hard. I know someone said that the fight lasted three hours, but according to my Fitbit, I stayed in the sports area for 4 hours and 9 Minutes, many officers were fighting before I arrived.”