Homocon “Stop The Steal” Organizer Released Pending Hearing, Cannot Leave Nebraska, Multiple Charges

The Omaha World Herald reports:

An Omaha man facing multiple federal charges related to the Jan. 6 siege of the U.S. Capitol was ordered released from custody Tuesday pending his preliminary hearing. Brandon Straka told attendees at a “Stop the Steal” rally the day before thousands stormed the Capitol to “fight back” and that they were “patriots,” federal officials said.

“We are sending a message to the Democrats, we are not going away, you’ve got a problem!” Straka said at the end of his comments at the Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C. Straka, 44, who was arrested by FBI agents Monday on a federal warrant, made his first court appearance Tuesday.

Straka was ordered released from the Douglas County Jail by U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael D. Nelson on multiple conditions, including that he report to the U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services office at least once a week.

NBC News reports:

Special Agent Jeremy Desor detailed a series of tweets and videos Straka made during and after the attack. They have since been deleted. In one tweet, he called on “patriots at the Capitol” to “hold the line!” according to the affidavit.

The affidavit says a video posted to YouTube by a witness shows Straka at the Capitol doors saying: “We’re going in. They’re saying we’re going in. We’re going in.” At one point, the crowd was challenged by a Capitol Police officer with a shield. Straka told them, “Take it away from him,” according to the affidavit.

The clip ends with Straka at the top of the stairs, the document says. “I was quite close to entering myself as police began tear gassing us from the door,” reads a screenshot of a tweet the FBI said it received. “I inhaled tear gas & got it in my eyes. Patriots began exiting shortly after saying Congress had been cleared.”

As you can see in the video below, notorious far-right British activist Katie Hopkins has posted a video calling for support for her “husband” Straka.