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Politics Missouri woman seen with Pelosi sign charged in connection with Capitol riots

07:45  17 january  2021
07:45  17 january  2021 Source:   thehill.com

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A Missouri woman seen apparently posing with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi 's nameplate was charged in connection with the Jan. 6 Capitol riot , federal documents show. At least three identified tipsters and multiple anonymous tipsters named Emily Hernandez after her image was circulated in

A Missouri woman has been charged with taking a splintered name plate belonging to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during the riot at the US Capitol . The FBI received online tips from at least three people saying Hernandez was the person seen in TV news footage holding up a broken engraved

a group of people standing in front of a crowd: Missouri woman seen with Pelosi sign charged in connection with Capitol riots © Getty Images Missouri woman seen with Pelosi sign charged in connection with Capitol riots

A Missouri woman seen with a fractured sign belonging to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has been charged in connection with the Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol.

Emily Hernandez was hit with five charges on Friday in connection to the riot, according to a court documents filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia .

According to an affidavit, at least three individuals submitted tips to the FBI to identify Hernandez, who was allegedly seen in a widely-circulated video by U.K.-based network ITV News.

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Speaking to reporters Friday in the Capitol , Pelosi said the allegations will be investigated and could lead to prosecutions of sitting lawmakers. None of the Democrats have mentioned any GOP lawmakers specifically, and they offered no direct evidence of involvement by a lawmaker with the riot .

The video showed rioters storming the Capitol and about two-and-a-half minutes in, rioters are seen streaming in and out of a room with a curved entryway and wooden sign above the doorway that read "Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi."


Gallery: Terrifying pictures show chaos as mob storms U.S. Capitol (National Geographic)

a group of people on a boat in front of a crowd: On Wednesday afternoon, a group of supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C., forcing lawmakers into hiding during the certification of the 2020 election results.

A few seconds later, a female with brown hair, round sunglasses and a white and gray winter hat can be seen standing near the same office, but the sign is missing from the door. The person then appears to hold up a broken engraved piece of wood, in which the words "the House" and "Nancy" are clearly visible.

Hernandez is charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds, disorderly conduct which impedes the conduct of government business; stealing, selling, conveying or disposing of any thing of value to the United States; disruptive conduct in the Capitol Buildings; and parading, demonstrating, or picketing in the Capitol Buildings.

Court records do not indicate if Hernandez has been arrested.

Hernandez's set of charges are part of dozens that have been doled out as law enforcement across the country races to find rioters that breached the Capitol. The mob that descended on the building Jan. 6 sought to stop Congress from certifying President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College victory.

Lawmakers were forced to evacuate as rioters broke windows, defaced statues and ransacked offices, including Pelosi's. Five people died as a result of the riot, including a Capitol Police officer.

Capitol mob members could face more serious charges, prison time, as investigation unfolds .
With nearly 100 arrests and more charges, prosecutors are building a sprawling investigation from the Capitol riot last week.Nearly 100 people have been arrested so far for their roles in the attack carried out by thousands of President Donald Trump’s supporters or in unrest surrounding the Capitol that day. Many currently face lesser charges such as unlawful entry, disorderly conduct and defacing public property. Only a few have been accused of more serious crimes such as felony violations of the Riot Act.

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