The Keene, New Hampshire man now faces some serious charges, including unlawful entry of a government property, theft, and violent entry and disorderly conduct. When asked why he decided to go inside, he responded, “I had to see it.”
Source: NBC Boston, Jan 9 interview
A New Hampshire man who attended a Trump rally in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, then swept with a mob into the Capitol building, described drinking wine amid the melee and said he has no regrets.
Jason Riddle, of Keene, New Hampshire, says he is a military veteran and a proud supporter of President Donald Trump. Their shared belief that the election results were wrong is why he decided to make the trip to D.C. and protest.
“He’s winning the election when I go to sleep and then I wake up and, somehow, he’s magically losing now?” Riddle told NBC10 Boston in a Zoom interview Friday.
Asked if he had any regrets, Riddle said in this January 9th interview, "no."
Riddle said he never expected things to turn violent at the Capitol.
“They just broke into the building. I was in shock, I couldn’t believe it was happening,” Riddle said.
He took videos outside the Capitol Building and then, he said, followed the mob inside.
“They were smashing computers and printers and breaking things and throwing papers and lamps around,” Riddle said.
When asked why he decided to go inside, he responded, “I had to see it.”
And when asked if he had any regrets, he said, “no.”
I suspect that he's changed his tune since then. Riddle is now charged with entering a restricted building without lawful authority, theft of government property, and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. That could set him back 10 years.
*Jason Riddle of Keene, NH, who told FBI he stole a bottle of wine from Congressional office, has been charged in Capitol riot.
*Also stole Senate Procedure book and sold it for $40.
*Told NBC he "“poured a glass of wine and watched it all unfold.”https://t.co/ItmH56NxbI pic.twitter.com/DTsk6aN3ol
— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) February 6, 2021