U.S. Capital Rioters Say They Planned to Capture and Kill Lawmakers

capital riotFederal prosecutors said in a new court filing there is β€œstrong evidence” that the pro-Trump rioters who invaded the U.S. Capitol last week intended β€œto capture and assassinate elected officials in the United States government.”

Prosecutors also noted in that filing that β€œnews reports suggest that the U.S. Capitol siege may just be the beginning of potentially violent actions from President [Donald] Trump’s supporters.”

They asked that Jacob Chansley, one of the most notorious Jan. 6 rioters be detained without bail, saying he has planned to return to Washington for President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration next week.

β€œChansley is a self-proclaimed leader of the QAnon,” conspiracy theorists, who raced to the Senate dais where Vice President Mike Pence was presiding as rioters beached the walls of Congress, prosecutors said.

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