“He still persists in this idea that it is okay to storm the Capitol to contest an election, and that’s not what we do in this country. People who do that are not patriots,” 彼女は付け加えた.
Straka apologized to lawmakers and the police during the hour-long hearing, saying that he was “deeply sorry and ashamed for being present at an event that sent members of Congress running in fear to evacuate a building,” そしてそれ “no police officer should ever have to feel their life or safety are in jeopardy because they’re working at a protest.”
In late December 2020, prosecutors say that Straka had posted on social media: “We can not allow a transition to Biden under these circumstances” adding later “Make peace right now w the fact that we are in a civil war.”
Straka has said he was promoting a march to the Capitol on January 6.
In court filings last week, Straka’s attorneys said he spoke to government investigators three times voluntarily, and claimed that officials seemed to be trying to establish there was an “organized conspiracy” involving former President Donald Trump to overturn the 2020 選挙結果.
The Justice Department acknowledged in court filings that Straka was “cooperative” in these interviews, which stretched into this month.
It’s still unclear how much value his cooperation could have in the wider Justice Department investigation, if at all. Straka “denied the existence of any such plot,” according to his lawyer, and said the riot was “a demonstration that unfortunately spiraled out of control.”
Straka is also one of several people charged in the Capitol riot investigation who has also been the subject of a records request from the House select committee investigating January 6.