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Title: A pro-Trump rioter who said he got 'caught up in the moment' while dangling from a Senate chamber balcony during the Capitol siege has been taken into custody
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URL Source: https://www.insider.com/pro-trump-r ... ed-senate-floor-charged-2021-1
Published: Jan 13, 2021
Author: Kelly McLaughlin
Post Date: 2021-01-23 18:46:21 by BTP Holdings
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Views: 28
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A pro-Trump rioter who said he got 'caught up in the moment' while dangling from a Senate chamber balcony during the Capitol siege has been taken into custody

Kelly McLaughlin Jan 13, 2021, 1:37 PM

A protester supporting President Donald Trump moves to the floor of the Senate chamber on January 06, 2021. Win McNamee/Getty Images

> Josiah Colt, a rioter who said he got 'caught up in the moment' while dangling from a Senate chamber balcony during the Capitol insurrection, has been taken into custody.

Colt faces charges of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, according to a charging sheet seen by Insider.

He turned himself in to the Ada County Sheriff's Office in Boise on Tuesday.

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A rioter who was pictured dangling from a balcony in the US Capitol's Senate chamber during last week's insurrection has been taken into custody.

Josiah Colt, of Boise, Idaho, faces charges of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, according to a charging sheet seen by Insider.

He voluntarily surrendered to the Ada County Sheriff's Office in Boise on Tuesday, Andrea Dearden, director of communications for the Ada County Sheriff's Office told Insider.

In a sworn affidavit filed in court on Tuesday, FBI special agent Matthew J. Gano confirmed that Colt was photographed in the Senate chamber, saying he entered the capitol between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on January 6 "without authorization to do so."

Three photographs in the affidavit show Colt dangling from a Senate chamber balcony, running across the Senate floor, and sitting in dais chair that Vice President Mike Pence had occupied moments earlier.

A protester is seen hanging from the balcony in the Senate Chamber on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Congress held a joint session today to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump. Pro-Trump protesters have entered the U.S. Capitol building after mass demonstrations in the nation's capital.

A protester is seen hanging from the balcony in the Senate Chamber on January 06, 2021. Win McNamee/Getty Images

The affidavit says Colt violated two laws, including entering a public building without lawful authority and engaging in "disorderly or disruptive conduct" on the grounds of the Capitol.

Upon leaving the Capitol, Colt had shared a number of videos on Facebook in which he gloated about taking part in the Capitol rampage and falsely stated he sat in House Rep. Nancy Pelosi's chair while calling her a traitor and a "b---h."

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The FBI affidavit said Colt was "mistaken" — he did not in fact sit in Pelosi's chair, which is not in the Senate but in the House of Representatives. Photos show Colt sitting in Pence's chair instead.

Colt later tried apologizing for taking part in the riot, telling the local CBS News affiliate in Idaho that he got "caught up in the moment."

"I got caught up in the moment and when I saw the door to the Chamber open, I walked in, hopped down, and sat on the chair. I said my peace then I helped a gentleman get to safety that was injured then left," he said. "While in the Chamber I told the other protesters that this is a sacred place and not to do any damage. Some of them wanted to trash the place and steal stuff but I told them not to and to leave everything in its place. We're still on sacred ground."

Colt did not respond to Insider's request for comment before he was taken into custody.

He is now in jail in Boise on a hold for the US Marshals Service. It's unclear if he has a lawyer.


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Stupid ass did not even know which chamber he was in.

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#1. To: BTP Holdings, 4um (#0)

Stupid ass did not even know which chamber he was in.

99% of the time between 1980-1995, I didn't know where I was except what somebody told me. Sometimes I had maps.

There was no internet or cell phone GPS data. That's ancient history. I guess Christopher Columbus had a secret weapon before enslaving millions of Africans in the USA today.

White Privilege.

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Esso  posted on  2021-01-23   19:02:59 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: BTP Holdings (#0)

Stupid ass did not even know which chamber he was in.

your stupid chamber does not know which ass to let it out.


I used to be in a hurry, then I figured out I was just getting nowhere fast.

IRTorqued  posted on  2021-01-23   19:56:40 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#3. To: BTP Holdings (#0)

Getting tired of the word Insurrection used in conjunction with the staged event at the Capitol. Because it was not an insurrection. If it had been every last democrat would have hanged. Period. The police that got in the way would have also likely been hanged.

No, this was just a staged event and that asshole was likely an Antifatard who got arrested and did not have his get out of jail free card on him.

Every moron that was not connected to that group of paid agitators deserves everything they get for being so goddamned dumb.

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TommyTheMadArtist  posted on  2021-01-23   20:44:34 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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