A Lebanon County supporter of President Donald Trump was one of many few insurrectionists arrested Wednesday for storming the nation’s capital in an try to halt the certification of the 2020 election results.
Terry Brown, a 69-year-old retired public security code enforcement officer, is one in all just 14 people arrested inside the U.S. Capitol Wednesday, and the one one from Pennsylvania. Cops arrested 70 individuals elsewhere in Washington D.C. between Wednesday night time and early Thursday.
Brown left his Myerstown residence early Wednesday morning, arriving within the capital round 7:30 a.m. to hitch hundreds of different Trump supporters in what changed into a violent siege that left at the least 4 individuals lifeless, including a Pennsylvanian from Bloomsburg.
In an interview with Keystone Crossroads, Brown repeated baseless falsehoods about voter fraud and malfeasance unfold by the president and his allies.
“No person was listening to us,” Brown mentioned. “No person.”
Brown mentioned he and hundreds of others started marching towards the Capitol constructing after Trump’s mid-day speech, the place the president urged supporters to “try to give our Republicans … the form of satisfaction and boldness that they should take again our nation.”
By the point he bought to the Capitol, Brown mentioned, others had already breached the gates.
“We went in … and everybody began following and pushing,” Brown mentioned. “After they begin pushing like that it is rather laborious to show round and go the other manner.”
Pressed on whether or not he ought to have acted in a different way, Brown was unrepentant: “Nicely, the doorways had been open.”
Brown mentioned there have been numerous cops watching the mob enter, however “they weren’t making any try to cease anyone.” The Capitol Police, who’re in control of regulation enforcement on the Capitol, are going through scathing criticism for their failure to block the insurrectionists.