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Feds: Capitol mob aimed to 'assassinate' elected officials

The pro-Trump mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol aimed to “capture and assassinate elected officials,” federal prosecutors said in court documents. Photo via AP.
Posted at 10:06 AM, Jan 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-15 12:06:54-05

PHOENIX (AP) — The pro-Trump mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol aimed to “capture and assassinate elected officials,” federal prosecutors said in court documents.

The remarks came in a motion prosecutors filed late Thursday in the case against Jacob Chansley. He is the Arizona man who took part in the insurrection while sporting face paint, no shirt and a furry hat with horns.

Prosecutors say that after Chansley climbed up to the dais where Vice President Mike Pence had been presiding moments earlier, Chansley wrote a threatening note to Pence. They said the note read: “It’s only a matter of time, justice is coming.” A detention hearing is scheduled for Friday.