Man Seen Carrying Confederate Flag At Jan. 6 Capitol Riots Found Guilty
The man who was photographed carrying a confederate flag through the halls of the Capitol on January 6, 2021, was found guilty of felony obstruction of Congress, illegal entry and disorderly conduct in the Capitol by a federal judge on Wednesday.
Kevin Seefried‘s son, Hunter Seefried was also found guilty. The father and son had traveled from Laurel, Delaware, to Washington D.C., to attend former President Donald Trump‘s “Stop the Steal” rally.
The Seefrieds’ lawyers claimed that Kevin was unaware that the confederate flag was a symbol of hate because he never finished the 9th grade. They also said that although the two were some of the first to breach the Capitol, they had not planned to interfere with the electoral count and the certification of President Joe Biden‘s 2020 win because they didn’t know it was happening that day.
Both Seefrieds were among the first to turn themselves in and late acknowledged to the FBI that they should not have gone inside the building.
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“There’s nothing good about jumping through a window into the Capitol,” Hunter reportedly said, adding that he knew his actions were wrong “from the bottom of my goddamn heart.”
Kevin claimed he had similar thoughts as he was walking around inside the Capitol.
Capitol policeman Eugene Goodman drew praise for directing rioters away from the room where the lawmakers were gathered and allowing them more time to leave. Goodman testified in on Monday, saying that Kevin used his flag as a weapon.
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