‘We were ready’: N.Y. Rep. Sean Maloney says he got close to fighting rioters during Capitol attack

“I don’t know why you bring zip ties unless you plan to take hostages,” he said, referring to photos that have since emerged of attackers carrying bundles of plastic handcuffs. “Clearly it could have been an even more violent situation. It could’ve still been going on. It would have been an entirely different level of tragedy.”