One of those charged included a West Virginia Republican state lawmaker who recorded a Facebook Live video of himself entering the Capitol.
U.S. officials announced Friday that Derrick Evans, a member of the state’s House of Delegates and a Trump supporter, was charged with entering a restricted area of the Capitol and disorderly conduct. If convicted, Evans could face up to year and a half in prison.
The Justice Department also announced federal charges against 13 other individuals on Friday, including an Arkansas man who was pictured sitting with his feet up on Pelosi’s desk.
Richard Barnett, a supporter of President Donald Trump, sits inside the office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during the Capitol riot on Wednesday. | Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images
Richard Barnett, 60, was arrested and charged with entering a restricted area, disorderly conduct on the Capitol grounds and theft of public property.
FBI agents are investigating whether some of the rioters, who were seen with zip ties and firearms, entered the Capitol with the intention of killing or capturing lawmakers, according to the Washington Post.
The riots have resulted in the deaths of at least five people, including U.S. Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick. Federal prosecutors have announced they will open an investigation into Sicknick’s death.
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