Olympic Gold Medalist Guilty Of Felony In Capitol Riot

Politico reports:

A swimmer who twice took home gold for the U.S. Olympic team pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal felony charge for taking part in the storming of the Capitol on Jan. 6.

Klete Keller, 39, of Colorado Springs, admitted to a single count of obstruction of an official proceeding for his actions as part of the mob that swarmed the Capitol and delayed certification of Joe Biden’s Electoral College win.

Keller said little and seemed downcast during a hearing on Wednesday afternoon in Washington, where U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon questioned the former Olympic athlete about his decision to waive his right to a trial and plead guilty.

Yahoo Sports reports:

The judge reportedly informed Keller he could receive 21 to 27 months. That timeframe is not official. The court still has to perform an independent evaluation.

Keller admitted to blocking police and refusing to leave the Capitol on Jan. 6. He said he yelled obscenities toward Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer while in the building.

Keller destroyed the phone and memory card he used to take pictures and video in the Capitol. Keller said he threw out the Olympic jacket he wore during the riot. Keller was identified in videos by his jacket.