(TheConservativeTimes.org) – A Pennsylvania restaurant owner has been sentenced to over two years in jail for storming the U.S. Capitol while yelling death threats at then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
On January 6, 2021, Donald Trump supporters gathered at the office suite of California Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, and Pauline Bauer called for police officers to haul out Pelosi so the mob could hang her.
Bauer left her home in north Pennsylvania on January 6 to drive to Washington, DC, to support President Trump at his “Stop the Steal” event, just as she had done the day before in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. At least five other persons accompanied her to Washington, including co-defendant William Blauser who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge concerning the Capitol incident. The judge did not impose jail time or probation on Blauser but penalized him $500.
After entering the Capitol building illegally, Bauer confronted cops attempting to secure the Rotunda, pushing one of them and yelling at them to “bring them out or we’re coming in,” as stated by federal prosecutors. Bauer exclaimed, “They ought to hang. They are criminals.”
While roaming the Capitol, other protestors shouted death threats against Pelosi.
After hearing trial testimony in January, U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden found Bauer guilty of felony and misdemeanor charges. According to court records, she was sentenced to two years and three months in prison, with time reduced by several months. The sentence is far lower than the prosecution sought – 6 years and six months.
Defense counsel Komron Jon Maknoon said that Bauer never intended to disrupt the Electoral College vote certification process. Her attorney claims she does not threaten the public and “sincerely regrets her past actions.”
During her trial, Bauer was accused by prosecutors of lying and providing a false account of her altercation with police and stating she did not recall threatening Pelosi.
Prosecutors claim that Bauer’s defense materials are full of “nonsense” and that she has utilized “sovereign citizen” extreme rhetoric.
On January 6, over a thousand persons committed acts that resulted in federal criminal charges. More than half of them (almost 500) have been given jail sentences of one week to eighteen years.
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