The Los Angeles Daily News reports:
Federal agents arrested an Orange County man Monday who they said was seen fighting with police officers on the steps and in a tunnel behind the inaugural platform of the U.S. Capitol Building during the Jan. 6 attack by thousands of supporters of then-President Donald Trump. Federal documents show Kim Michael Sorgente was taken into custody when U.S. Marshals served a search warrant for him in Santa Ana.
“How dare you? How dare you, traitors?” a man identified as Sorgente screamed through a megaphone after he stumbled to the ground amid a mob of rioters scuffling with Capitol police over a metal barricade. “How dare you traitors?” The investigating FBI agent said Sorgente was wearing a red “Make America Great Again” hat and a T shirt with the words “Deus Vult” (God wills it) on it.
Read the full article. Sorgente, who was previously arrested for assault at December “Stop The Steal” rally, is allegedly seen on video in the crush of protesters attempting the breach the tunnel at the top of the inauguration stands. He reportedly attempted to help the female rioter who later died after being trampled. Sorgente faces 15 years in federal prison.
Orange County man seen fighting with police at U.S. Capitol attack is arrested and charged https://t.co/Sp4jpoF3Sw
— O.C. Register (@ocregister) October 27, 2021
NEW: Kim Sorgente, known to #SeditionHunters as #BadSamaritanGrey, was arrested by the FBI in California. He was 263-AFO on the FBI list, and was previously charged in Orange County Superior Court in connection with assaults at a “Stop the Steal” rally in December 2020. pic.twitter.com/NuT0VMEKGs
— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) October 26, 2021
— Sedition Track (@seditiontrack) October 26, 2021
Court has unsealed a Jan 6 case against Kim Sorgente of California. Sorgente is accused of pushing against police line near Archway.
Sorgente allegedly shouted into megaphone at police, “How does it feel to be a traitor? What the f*** do you think you’re doing ?” pic.twitter.com/03ikKPr4eM
— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) October 26, 2021
Sorgente is a well-known figure in Orange County, where he frequently appears at county government meetings to protest COVID-related restrictions. (That’s where I met him earlier this year.)
Some locals were surprised he had not yet been arrested, given his prominence. https://t.co/F0wxvNZ31C
— Tom Dreisbach (@TomDreisbach) October 26, 2021