Supporters of outgoing US President Donald Trump who stormed the US Capitol last week intended to “capture and assassinate” lawmakers, according to court documents.
Prosecutors made the assessment in a filing requesting that a judge detain Jacob Chansley, one of the mob leaders, who was photographed with a horned bearskin headdress, red, white and blue face paint and a bare torso.
Prosecutors accuse Chansley of “active participation in an insurrection attempting to violently overthrow the United States Government.”
He allegedly left a note on Vice President Mike Pence’s dais, warning that “it’s only a matter of time, justice is coming.”
Pence had earned Trump’s wrath for rebuffing the president’s demand to declare him the winner of the election during Congress’ session to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.
“Strong evidence, including Chansley’s own words and actions at the Capitol, supports that the intent of the Capitol rioters was to…
Source: Vanguard Newspaper