Baseball Bat-Wielding Far-Right Militiaman Charged Over Capitol Riot - 2021-01-18

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F375.png Baseball Bat-Wielding Far-Right Militiaman Charged Over Capitol Riot January 18, 2021, Adam Rawnsley, Daily Beast

Federal authorities have charged Robert Gieswein as one of the rioters who stormed the Capitol in support of a pro-Trump insurrection on January 6.

The Woodland Park, Colorado, resident was seen in photos wearing distinctive patches and military-style equipment on Jan. 5 and on Jan. 6 as he pushed through police barriers at the Capitol and confronted officers in the building alongside a number of rioters wanted by the FBI.

He is charged with assaulting, resisting or impeding a federal officer, depredation of U.S. property. obstruction of an official proceeding, and entering a restricted building with the intent to impede official functions.

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