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.
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.