Brandon Straka, a gay Trump supporter who started a #WalkAway social media campaign to encourage voters to leave the Democratic Party, has been arrested in connection with the attack on the US Capitol this month.
Strika was arrested Monday in Nebraska, where he grew up, and was charged with imposing law enforcement officers during civil dislocation, intentional intent to enter restricted grounds and disturbing hearings before Congress. To engage in disorderly conduct, NBC New York reported.
Straka, 44, who describes himself as a “former liberal”, was a scheduled speaker at the “Stop the Steel” rally on January 5 at Freedom Plaza in Washington, after the DC FBI received several suggestions about his presence at the next siege. Day, according to a federal affidavit, including a tip from a woman who claims to be a relative of Straka.
Special Agent Jeremy Desor detailed a series of tweets and videos made during and after the attack. They have since been removed.
In a tweet, he called the “Patriots in the Capitol” “holding the line”! According to the affidavit.
The affidavit states that a video posted on YouTube by Witness shows Streka at the Capitol door: “We’re going in. They’re saying we’re going in. We’re going in.”
Once upon a time, the crowd was challenged by a Capitol police officer with a shield. According to the affidavit, Straka told him, “Take it away from him.”
According to the document, the clip ends at the top of the straka.
The FBI read the screenshot of a tweet saying, “I was very close to registering myself as the police started to drop us through the door.” “I gave up tear gas and got it in my eyes. Shortly after the Congress cleared, the Patriots started coming out.”
Straka is alleged to have tweeted after the attack that she was “confused” by conservatives who drove the rioters.
“Everyone on the right for 6-8 weeks’ 1776!” Has been saying. And if the Congress moves forward it will mean revolution! That is why the Congress moves forward, “he wrote, according to the complaint. “The Patriots give the Capitol a storm – now everyone is indicating their embarrassment that it happened.
He said, “Perhaps I missed the part where it was agreed that this would be a revolution of ice cream cones and hair-braiding parties to prevent our government from lying, betraying aspiring swamp parasites globally.” “My bad.”
Streka also rejected conspiracy theories that the protesters, according to the complaint, were active Antifa, or anti-fascism.
“Be ashamed and hide if you need to — but I was there. It wasn’t Antifa in the Capitol. It was freedom-loving patriots who were ready to fight for our Republic’s ultimate hope because literally no one He does not care. According to the complaint, he said, “I will not.”
At least 150 people have been charged in connection with the attack.
Straka, who made her Twitter account private, did not respond to a request for comment.
Straka, a former hairdresser and aspiring actor, became a right-wing social media star in 2018 when he launched a YouTube video explaining why he decided to “walk” from the Democratic Party, using his #WalkAway As a tagline for aggressive movement.
“Once I was generous,” Straka says in the six-minute clip. “Over the years, I have seen the Left turn intolerant, inflexible, irrational, hateful, misguided, snotty, un-American, hypocritical, dangerous, ignorant, narrow-minded and, at times, deceptively fascist. Behavior and rhetoric. . “
The video, which was watched millions of times, followed Streka on Twitter from Sarah Palin and Donald Trump Jr., as well as a $ 10,000 donation from Alex Jones of Infowars and an invitation to come to Fox News’ “Tyagaram Angle”. The Alliance for Security Democracy, which monitors Russian interference in US elections, alleges that the success of #Walkway was a result of Russian plots.
Last year, Straka’s campaign held rallies in Dallas, West Hollywood, California and Washington, DC. In June, Straka was banned from American Airlines after refusing to wear a mask on a flight from New York to Dallas.
On the day of President Joe Biden’s inauguration, Straka acknowledged the grief of his followers in a Facebook live video, but said he was “excited about our future.”
“I just think there’s a lot to be excited about. It’s an era of great reform that is just beginning,” he told the audience, now there was “a now to awaken us people have the opportunity [and] Connect with people “
“I can’t believe the rallies are going to stop,” he said in the clip. “I do not believe that our families or communities are about to stop.”
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