More information is emerging about the domestic terrorists behind the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol. Over the weekend, authorities arrested Eric Munchel and Larry Brock, who were photographed in the Senate chambers wearing tactical gear and carrying plastic handcuffs. Munchel carried a pistol on his hip.
Others arrested include Cleveland Grover Meredith Jr., who threatened to shoot House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in the head on live TV; Arkansas pro-gun activist Richard Barnett, who boasted of looting mail from Pelosi’s office; and West Virginia state lawmaker Derrick Evans, who live-streamed himself storming the Capitol. Rioter Robert Keith Packer of Virginia was arrested after he was filmed wearing a shirt emblazoned with the words “Camp Auschwitz” and “Work Makes You Free” — a reference to the Nazi death camp.
Also arrested was Doug Jensen, who was filmed chasing a Black police officer up the stairs of the Capitol, and Trump-supporting QAnon conspiracy theorist Jacob Anthony Chansley, also known as Jake Angeli, who posed for photos on the Senate dais carrying a spear and wearing a headdress made of coyote skin and buffalo horns.
Details have emerged about the death of Rosanne Boyland, a 34-year-old QAnon and Trump supporter from Georgia who was trampled by the mob as it stormed the Capitol. Boyland was photographed Wednesday carrying a Gadsden flag — a Revolutionary War-era emblem of a rattlesnake with the caption “Don’t Tread on Me.”
The Southern Poverty Law Center is demanding an investigation into the Republican Attorney Generals Association, which set up robocalls urging Trump supporters to join the January 6 insurrection in Washington, D.C. The group is headed by Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall.