Rioter Who Boasted of GOP Connections Was an Absolute Nightmare for Capitol Cops: Docs - 2021-02-17

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F375.png Rioter Who Boasted of GOP Connections Was an Absolute Nightmare for Capitol Cops: Docs February 17, 2021, Pilar Melendez, Daily Beast

A seemingly politically connected Maryland man has been charged after allegedly fighting a crowd of cops multiple times during the Jan. 6 riot and screaming into a fellow rioter's live-stream, "We're not backing away; this is our house."

Daniel Dean Egtvedt, a self-described "award-winning sales professional," has been charged with several crimes, including assaulting an officer and obstruction of justice. According to a newly unsealed criminal complaint, he was seen in videos and photos pushing through a line of Capitol police officers to storm the building before interacting bizarrely with several cops, including screaming at one to "shoot me."

Social media accounts that appear to belong to Egtvedt show he is fairly well connected. He has visited the White House at least twice—including the 2018 Christmas party at which he met the actor Jon Voight—and posted photos on Facebook with high power Trumpkins, including Lara Trump, Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX), and former Vice President Mike Pence.

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