Nazi sympathizer who stormed Capitol sentenced to 4 years in Jan. 6 case – NBC Chicago

A Jan. 6 rioter who dressed as Adolf Hitler and held a security clearance was sentenced to four years in federal prison at a hearing on Thursday.

Timothy Hale-Cusanelli, 32, of New Jersey, who was an Army reservist when he stormed the US Capitol in January 2021, was convicted in May after failing to convince jurors he would not unaware that Congress had met on Capitol Hill, a claim he made on the stand to avoid a conviction for obstruction of Congress.

“I know it sounds silly, but I’m from New Jersey,” Hale-Cusanelli told jurors when he said he didn’t know Congress was meeting at the Capitol. “I feel like an idiot, it looks idiotic, and it is.”

Starting with President Trump’s ‘Save America Rally’ speech, going through the rioters who violated the US Capitol, and ending with Joe Biden and Kamala Harris being confirmed as the next President and Vice President of the United States, here’s a rundown of what happened at the US Capitol on January 6. , 2021.

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