Florida man accused of storming U.S. Capitol pleads guilty

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By Sarah N. Lynch and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) -A Florida man on Wednesday became the second person so far to plead guilty for his role in storming the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, after he entered the Senate chamber clad in a Trump T-shirt and waving a red flag that said “Trump 2020.” In a virtual hearing in U.S. District Court in Washington, Paul Allard Hodgkins pleaded guilty to one count of obstructing an official proceeding. “I have decided that I will accept this plea offer, and I will plead guilty,” Hodgkins told the judge. The charge can carry a statutory maximum penalty of 20 ye…

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