US Capitol rioter 'sought to physically remove' Pelosi and McConnell, prosecutors say

Justice Department prosecutors say they have evidence that an alleged rioter who brought a gun to the US Capitol on January 6 was targeting both House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and then-Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Us Capitol Rioter Guy Reffitt 'Sought To Physically Remove' Pelosi And Mcconnell, Prosecutors Say - Cnnpolitics

12/4/2021 12:16:00 AM

Justice Department prosecutors say they have evidence that an alleged rioter who brought a gun to the US Capitol on January 6 was targeting both House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and then-Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Justice Department prosecutors say they have evidence that an alleged rioter who brought a gun to the US Capitol on January 6 was targeting both House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and then-Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

According to a filing Thursday, Guy Reffitt, a member of the Texas Three Percenter militia,"specifically targeted at least two lawmakers -- the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, and then-Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell -- whom he sought to physically remove or displace from the Capitol building."Prosecutors aim to prove the allegation at Reffitt's trial, which is tentatively scheduled for late February. He will be the first January 6 defendant to go to trial, and is facing five federal charges. 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Shouldn’t whoever gave the capital police the order to move the barricades and open the doors to the capital be held responsible as well Self defence again..? $2 billion in damages to the United States caused by Black Lives Matter rioters, yet every day multiple posts on January 6 by CNN and no posts holding people accountable for the BLM riots of 2020

Two bank robbers. One runs in and holds up a bank. He murders someone inside. The getaway driver is also charged with murder. Why weren't the Jan. 6th traitors all charged with murder? They all chanted their intentions and did so under the confederate banner. Haha no shit That better be some solid evidence. You already paid Sandman and will probably pay Rittenhouse as well.

Lies, lies, more lies...

January 6 was opposite of 1776, judge tells rioter who carried revolutionary flag into US CapitolA federal judge slammed one of the January 6 rioters for waving a 1776 flag while storming the US Capitol, saying his attempt to overturn a democratic election betrayed the values of the American Revolution. What's more American than overthrowing the government if the government isn't satisfied the need to the people? With that said violence should be the absolute last resort which I don't think we're even close. Democrats allowed those people to storm the capital for their own purp That will change some hearts and minds, for sure You tell ‘em! It wasnt a democratic election. We certainly have stupid people in the US but they're not the voting majority... wait.. Oh fuck!

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