FBI ridiculed after ‘another MAGA mama’ arrested for walking into Capitol and snapping selfies
A 69-year-old woman has been arrested for briefly entering the US Capitol during the pro-Trump riot earlier this year. The FBI has been ridiculed on Twitter for getting “this monster off the streets.” Read Full Article at RT.com
A 69-year-old woman has been arrested for briefly entering the US Capitol during the pro-Trump riot earlier this year. The FBI has been ridiculed on Twitter for getting “this monster off the streets.”
Lois Lynn McNicoll, an employee of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services, was arrested on Monday and released on a $10,000 bond, an FBI spokeswoman told the Los Angeles Daily News.
Her arrest came after a months-long information-gathering operation by the FBI, beginning when two co-workers identified her in video footage from the pro-Trump riot on Capitol Hill in January and snitched to the agency.
New Capitol case: Lois Lynn McNicoll was arrested today in Industry, California, per court records. pic.twitter.com/FZzfA5tBEb— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) June 28, 2021
Her crimes, if they could be called that, included walking into the Capitol (while a Capitol Police officer held open a door for her), taking photos with her cell phone, and walking back outside when instructed to by an officer – all detailed in court documents. Nevertheless, she has been charged with knowingly entering a restricted building, disrupting the orderly conduct of government business, and engaging in “disorderly or disruptive conduct” on Capitol grounds.
McNicoll spoke voluntarily to the FBI back in May, the court documents reveal. While McNicoll said that she saw the security barriers around the Capitol, “she did not feel that she was doing anything wrong” by entering the building.
As news of McNicoll’s arrest and the charges against her broke, conservative commenters and pundits were in disbelief. “Another MAGA mama arrested for Capitol selfies,” one remarked, accusing the FBI of “egregious political persecution.”
“I for one will sleep better tonight knowing this monster is off the streets,” pundit Jesse Kelly sneered.
Dear @FBI Director Chris Wray:—
Your agents are now hunting down and (over-)charging this 68-year-old confused and misguided woman with obstruction felonies for, at best, non-violently trespassing into the Capitol.
Are you kidding me?
The FBI clearly has too many resources. https://t.co/vISdtuDZCw