Embarrassment, loss of employment, jail time, and a decreased ability to obtain future employment after jail time IF they don’t get life behind bars.
Two women who were part of the Capitol insurrection on January 6 will likely be facing those issues and more.
Dawn Bancroft and Diana Santos-Smith, both of Pennsylvania, were arrested on January 20 and are in some deep doo doo. Preliminary charges are as follows:
1 – Knowingly entering a restricted federal building without lawful authority.
2 – Violent entry of a restricted federal building.
3 – Disorderly conduct on federal grounds (outside of the building).
4 – Assassination attempt on a public official.
Wait, what? Assassination attempt on a public official?
Let’s rewind to January 6….
“We broke into the Capitol…we got inside, we did our part,” said Bancroft, who was sporting a MAGA ski-cap. We were looking for Nancy [Pelosi] to shoot her in the friggin’ brain but we didn’t find her.”
… And it’s all on video. Moreover, there’s video where both women can be seen inside the Capitol.
When questioned by the FBI 10 days ago, Santos-Smith admitted to attending the insurrection rally but said she didn’t enter the Capitol. However, after agents showed her the video – damning evidence – she changed her story.
Santos-Smith then told agents she heard protesters say, “They’re letting us in.”
Of course, the pair entered through a broken window so there’s no denying something wasn’t quite right.
So, they broke into the Capitol, attempted to locate House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and said they wanted to ‘shoot her in the friggin’ brain.’
Obviously, people talk tough and say things they don’t mean all the time; but what makes this so damning is they attempted to find her. That shows willful intent to assassinate a public official with (or without) a possible objective to ultimately overthrow the government.
Let’s hope prosecutors come down hard on all of the folks who participated in the seditious act in Washington, DC on January 6.