Retired Colonel Larry Brock Randall Jr as it turns out wasn’t just in the Capitol to take part in the insurrection. Instead as it has now been revealed by federal prosecutors — he had an entire manifesto that included hostages; kidnappings, and a full blown crime spree.
EDITORS NOTE: This claim is now in dispute although it is unclear at this time. Federal authorities appear to have walked back the claim but it partially appears to be because of Trump ‘s supporters and their reportedly credible threats.
Prosecutors allege his manifesto was well planned out prior because he had shown up to the Capitol Complex with zip-ties in toe indicating that had he gotten any further numerous members of Congress would’ve been in danger. A feat that the GOP and members of the insurrection viciously deny.
Documents show that he’s been charged with knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.
An arrest affidavit reportedly shows that it was in fact an ex-wife that turned him to federal authorities. The report shows that oddly enough because Randall was not wearing a mask or any form of face-covering — it was in fact pretty easy to identify him. For some reason these people seemed broadly unaware of the fact that facemasks tend to make it very hard to identify someone.
‘He means to take hostages. He means to kidnap, restrain, perhaps try, perhaps execute members of the U.S. government,’ Assistant US Attorney Jay Weimer said of Brock. Initially this claim went immediately viral although was later partially walked back against the backdrop of backlash by GOPers and Trump Supporters who quickly tried to downplay their role in the events that unfolded.
Brock for some reason was released from jail pending trial. He was freed on Thursday and forced to surrender what firearms prosecutors knew about and is only allowed to have limited internet access.
He joins a long list of Trump supporters who took part in the insurrection and then denied such weeks later after they were caught. Most of those arrested as of this writing are in fact demanding pardons from Donald Trump because they claim “they were just following lawful orders from their President.”