Lectern Thief’s Lawyer Delivers Blunt Takes on Client’s Actions

During the events of January 6th, Americans watched in horror as a chaotic and unprecedented scene played out before our eyes.

An enormous, angry crowd of Trump supporters surged past lines of riot police and stormed the US Capitol; long thought to be one of the most secure sites in the world.

The crowd was varied both in age and ferocity, as many middle-aged women sauntered about taking photos and self-professed “shamans”, wearing buffalo horns and face paint, took to the floor of Congress for photo ops.

Amid the chaos, a Florida man was photographed stealing a lectern, as he gladly smiled and waved to the camera.  Now that the man has been arrested, his lawyer is admitting that the case isn’t going to give us any suspense. 

“You have a photograph of our client in a building, unauthorized to be there, with what appears to be a podium or a lectern, I’m not exactly sure which one it is called. But that’s what we have,’’ said Dan Eckhart, a lawyer for suspect Adam Johnson, according to Twitter posts of the footage.

Enlarge ImageAdam Johnson walking away with Rep. Nancy Pelosi's lectern at the Capitol riot last week.
Adam Johnson walking away with Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s lectern at the Capitol riot last week.Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images

A reporter can be heard saying to Eckhart, “Obviously, that’s a problem for you as a defense attorney.’’

The lawyer responds, “Yes, I don’t know how else to explain that.

Johnson has been released on $25,000 bail.