Washington DC’s CBS News affiliate reports:
Robert Palmer, 54, of Tampa admitted in U.S. District Court on Monday that he was the man wearing a red, white and blue “Trump” jacket while attacking police protecting the entrance to the Lower West Terrace of the US Capitol January 6.
Before his court hearing, Palmer displayed a different bearing than the man captured in images from the riot – sobbing onto the shoulder of his defense attorney Bjorn Brunvand moments before the two men entered the court for Palmer to plead guilty to felony assault on law enforcement.
“That was Mr. Palmer being remorseful for what he did on January 6th,” Brunvand said in an interview leaving court. “And also, afraid of what’s to come.” As part of his plea agreement, Palmer was immediately taken into custody by US Marshals.
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Judge Chutkan has accepted Robert Scott Palmer’s guilty plea, making him the 4th #CapitolRiot defendant to plead guilty to assaulting police on January 6. He faces a recommended sentence of 46-57 months in prison. Sentencing is set for December 7. @wusa9 @EricFlackTV pic.twitter.com/yn7KL3peBd
— Jordan Fischer (@JordanOnRecord) October 4, 2021
Capitol Riot suspect in tears at sentencing. Attorney says he is remorseful for crime that is ‘forever part of American history’ https://t.co/IBsY3hV0y7
— 13News Now (@13NewsNow) October 5, 2021
Judge: Did you throw a wooden plank at officers
Did you spray officers with a fire extinguisher?
Did you throw the fire extinguisher at police officers?
— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) October 4, 2021