A white-nationalist Californian student filmed sitting in the Senate chair that then-Vice President Mike Pence had simply fled throughout the Capitol riot has been charged, based on an FBI affidavit.
Christian Secor — who based an ultra-right-wing group at UCLA — was recognized by 11 tipsters who noticed him on the Senate ground throughout the Jan. 6 rebellion, based on the affidavit.
It included footage of him “sitting in the Chair of the Presiding Officer” on the head of the Senate chamber that “had been occupied by the Vice President” earlier than lawmakers had been pressured to flee, the doc said.
Sporting a pink MAGA hat and carrying a big blue “America First” flag, the 22-year-old student was additionally filmed “breaking by way of a police line” and pushing open a door to permit “dozens of further rioters” to flood inside, the affidavit stated.
“The Capitol Cops had been shoved by the gang, at instances trapped between the doorways and the gang, and finally pushed out of the way in which of the oncoming mob,” the doc said.
Tipsters described him as a “fascist” identified for his “excessive ideology,” saying he “brazenly posted requires America to change into a whites-only nation,” the doc said.
He was additionally identified by the alias “Scuffed Elliott Rodger,” which “is believed to be a reference to the 2014 Isla Vista Mass Assassin” and sexually pissed off “incel” who killed six in 2014, the FBI stated.
One tipster instructed brokers that Secor had moved again dwelling along with his mom, removed his automotive and telephone and “bragged that he wouldn’t be caught for his involvement on the US Capitol,” the affidavit said.
He was arrested Tuesday after three days’ surveillance at his mom’s dwelling confirmed he was the rioter filmed in the Senate, the FBI stated.
Brokers then verified that his Twitter account had posts hailing fascism as “epic” and “[valorized] the 2017 Charlottesville tiki torch march, which featured chants of ‘Jews is not going to substitute us!’” the feds stated. He was additionally pictured with members of a white-supremacy group known as the Groypers.
Secor was charged with a slew of crimes together with assaulting or resisting a police officer, violent entry and remaining on restricted grounds, civil dysfunction and obstructing an official continuing.
He was ordered held with out bail throughout an look in federal court docket in Orange County on Tuesday, the Los Angeles Occasions stated.
UCLA spokesman Invoice Kisliuk wouldn’t verify that Secor has been a student on the college, however instructed the L.A. paper that “UCLA believes the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol was an assault on our democracy.”
“As an establishment, UCLA is dedicated to mutual respect, making selections primarily based on proof and utilizing rational debate — not bodily violence,” he stated.
Kisliuk additionally insisted that America First Bruins, the extremist group the feds declare Secor based on the college, will not be a registered student group.