Dawn Bancroft, Capitol Rioter Who Threatened To Shoot Pelosi, Pleads Guilty To Misdemeanor
Another Capitol rioter, who participated on January 6 in the attack on Congress, pleaded guilty Tuesday to a misdemeanor and unlawful protesting in a restricted area.
Dawn Bancroft, a Pennsylvania woman who was one of the mob on January 6 and said she was looking for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) “to shoot her in the friggin’ brain,” pleaded guilty in D.C. District Court. Her statement was caught in a video selfie, which was submitted to the court as evidence.
“That’s really troubling. It’s horrible. It’s outrageous,” District Judge Emmet Sullivan said. “Does it not rise to the level of a threat?”
“We’re going to talk about that more at sentencing,” Sullivan went on. “I understand you were leaving the Capitol. I understand the government’s logic in not prosecuting you … but I don’t want to, in any way, minimize the very troubling nature of a pretty outrageous statement.”
It has been more than eight months since the January 6 riot occurred at the Capitol. Since then, more than 600 people have been charged, including 86 who have pleaded guilty.
Former President Donald Trump has repeatedly spoken out in support of the rioters. In March, an audio recording was released, in which Trump referred to the January 6 rioters as a “loving crowd.”