Washington DC’s CBS News affiliate reports:
A right-wing activist who spoke at a “Stop the Steal” rally before the Capitol riot has agreed to plead guilty to joining the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol Building, according to a court notice filed Thursday.
Brandon Straka, 43, will appear before U.S. District Judge Dabney L. Friedrich on October 6 to enter his plea in the case. Straka was arrested in January on multiple charges, including impeding law enforcement during civil disorder – a felony which carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison. However, earlier this month the Justice Department reduced that to one misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct in a Capitol building.
Straka is the only “Stop the Steal” speaker charged so far in connection with the Capitol riot, although the charges against him stem not from his actions at the rally, but later in the day at the Capitol building itself.
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As I reported earlier this month, Straka had hinted a plea deal in one of his many money begs to supporters, saying he would soon have to “swallow a bitter pill.”
MORE: Brandon Straka, a right-wing activist and founder of the pro-Trump #WalkAway social media campaign who spoke at a 1/5 “Stop the Steal” rally, is now scheduled to plead guilty to joining in the #CapitolRiot on January 6. https://t.co/Lz8Ot9FCPL @wusa9 @EricFlackTV
— Jordan Fischer (@JordanOnRecord) September 30, 2021