The “projection” feature comes standard in base-model Republican MORONS…
Richard Michetti of Ridley Park is charged with knowingly entering a restricted building, violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds and obstruction of Congress. Michetti was arraigned Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia before Magistrate Judge Henry S. Perkin and released on unsecured bail with electronic monitoring pending an appearance Monday by video in federal court in Washington.
According to court documents, Michetti’s former romantic partner went to law enforcement Jan. 7, the day after the insurrection, and reported that Michetti sent her text messages and two videos from the siege. The videos showed Michetti on the Capitol grounds as thousands of protesters broke through police barricades and marched with flags inside the building, court records say. The security breach forced lawmakers certifying Electoral College to take refuge in secure areas of the Capitol complex.
Michetti’s text messages described the crowd storming the building and being hit with tear gas and paint balls, the court records say. Michetti allegedly said his eyes were burning from the chemicals. Michetti’s ex-girlfriend told law enforcement Michetti took a train to Washington the day before the siege because he believed the election was stolen from former President Donald Trump, court records say.
Thanks for the play by play, dipshit… Tell us more about the pain!
Standing on the Capitol steps on Jan. 6, Richard Michetti allegedly took a break from the rioting to argue with his ex-girlfriend over text message. After sending photos and videos of the mob and boasting how he had avoided tear gas, Michetti parroted President Donald Trump’s false claims of election fraud.
“If you can’t see the election was stolen you’re a moron,” Michetti wrote in a text to the woman, according to court documents.
The next day, the woman he had insulted promptly told the FBI that her ex was at the Capitol, handing over to law enforcement the string of texts, photos and videos he had sent to her.
What’s his motive for texting her? Does he think this might change her mind about him?
“If you can’t see the election was stolen, you’re a moron,” he wrote in an exchange quoted in court filings made publicly available Wednesday, adding later: “This is tyranny. They … told us ‘We rigged the election and there’s nuthin [sic] you can do about it’ What do you think should be done?”
Photo and video footage show a man prosecutors identified as Michetti — dressed in a hoodie, White Sox baseball cap, and surgical mask — milling about the Capitol Rotunda and, later, checking his phone in a crowd of people that had amassed on the steps outside.
If you have information about a moron whom you regret dating and stupidly sent you rude texts from the Capitol Insurrection on January 6th, call 1-800-CALL-FBI or leave a tip online. You may also submit relevant photos and videos to the FBI here.