A Texas family of 5 was charged in breaching the Capitol after one member posted on social media: ‘Holy s— we were inside the f—ing capital’

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  • A family of five from Texas was charged in connection with the January 6 riot.
  • The Munn family was placed at the Capitol using CCTV footage inside the building and their social media posts and conversations, according to court documents.
  • According to court documents, one of them wrote on Facebook: “Holy s— we were inside the f—ing capital!”
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A family of five from Texas was charged in connection with the January 6 riot after prosecutors used CCTV footage and found social media placing them at the Capitol, including one post that said, “Holy s— we were inside the f—ing capital [sic].”

The FBI received a tip that Kristi Munn entered the building on January 6 and reported to the FBI that Kristi and other members of her family traveled from Texas to Washington, DC, evidenced by Kristi Munn’s Facebook account and six screenshots of Kristi Munn’s Snapchat account, according to the affidavit.

In late January, David Lee Bolyard, the FBI agent who filed the affidavit, said he reached out to interview Kristi Munn, who claimed to be present in DC to exercise her First Amendment right to protest the certification of then-President-elect Joe Biden’s win in the 2020 election but claimed she did not enter the Capitol.

But security footage captured the Munn family crawling through a window and walking the halls of the building, the affidavit says.

The affidavit also included social media posts where members of the Munn family also admitted to being inside the Capitol. On January 6, Dawn Munn wrote in a Facebook conversation, “We went in and stormed capital [sic] !” and “We were in capital [sic]!! … I do mean IN the building!!” In a separate conversation the same day, Dawn Munn also indicated the family crawled through a window to enter the building.

“They barricaded the door so they took out window…climbed in!!!” she wrote.

Screenshot from Tom Munn’s Facebook
Screenshot from Tom Munn’s Facebook.

Another family member who was charged, Josh Munn, also discussed how the family entered the building in a Facebook conversation.

“Damn how did y’all get in the capital [sic] building,” a person solely identified as Joel said to Josh Munn.

Munn replied, “The first group opened up a window sort of say [sic] and we followed it through.”

The person responded by saying, “Oh so u broke in?” to which Josh Munn said, “No we did not brake [sic] In the window was opne [sic] when i got there.”

Kayli Munn, who was also charged, wrote on Facebook: “F—ing great! Holy s— we were inside the
f—ing capital [sic]!”

Kristi Munn, Thomas “Tom” Munn, Dawn Munn, Joshua “Josh” Munn, and Kayli Munn, of Borger, Texas, were charged with illegally entering a restricted government building and disrupting a session of Congress, according to an affidavit filed Monday.

None of the family members have not yet entered pleas in the case as of Tuesday afternoon, and attorney information for the family was not immediately available.

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Former GOP Rep. Barbara Comstock: If Trump went missing, not many Republicans would be ‘in the search party’

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Then-Rep. Barbara Comstock at a debate in 2018. She lost re-election to the House that year and now works to get more Republican elected to office.

  • Barbara Comstock said not many Republicans would be “in the search party” if Trump went missing.
  • The former congresswoman is a staunch supporter of a commission to probe the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
  • She said that Republicans want to distance themselves from Trump, but “he’s not going to go away.”
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Former GOP Rep. Barbara Comstock of Virginia on Sunday said that if former President Donald Trump went missing, not many Republicans would be “in the search party.”

Comstock made the statement during an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” where she discussed the Senate’s rejection of a bill that would have set up an independent commission to investigate the January 6 Capitol insurrection.

The bill to authorize the commission, H.R. 3233, was crafted through a bipartisan deal led by Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi, the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, and GOP Rep. John Katko of New York, the panel’s ranking member.

Last month, the House bill passed in 252-175 votes, with 35 Republicans joining Democrats to support the legislation.

Last Friday, a motion to advance the bill in the Senate was defeated in a 54-35 vote, receiving the support of all present Democrats and six Republicans but failing to meet the 60-vote threshold to overcome the filibuster.

Before the Senate vote, Comstock went to Capitol Hill with the family of fallen Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, along with Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn and DC Metropolitan Police Officer Michael Fanone, in order to meet with Republican senators and convince them to support the legislation.

Read more: Democrats are already plotting political revenge for Republicans blocking the January 6 commission

Host Chuck Todd pointed out GOP Sen. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana’s argument that an independent commission would have more credibility than a legislative panel hand-picked by Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California.

Todd said that if GOP Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky was in the same position, he would have opted for a congressional commission.

“Well, that was exactly the argument that we were making to the senators,” Comstock said.

She added: “I understand Republicans want to get away from Donald Trump. I mean, if Donald Trump disappeared tomorrow, I don’t think you’d have many Republicans in the search party. Maybe a few prosecutors, but not Republicans.”

Comstock said that although Trump isn’t in the rear-view mirror with most Republicans, an independent commission needs to happen.

“They want to get away from him, but the problem is he’s not going to go away,” she said. “But this is not about Democrats or Republicans. It’s about the country and it’s about getting to the truth, and it’s about protecting the Capitol, the people who work there, and also making sure this never happens again.”

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Family of fallen Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick slams GOP lawmakers who blocked Jan. 6 commission as ‘not backing the blue’

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Gladys Sicknick, the mother of fallen Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, stands with Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn, left, and Sandra Garza, the partner of the late Officer Sicknick, far right.

  • Brian Sicknick’s family expressed disappointment with Senate GOP opposition to a Jan. 6 commission.
  • “Clearly, they’re not backing the blue … This cannot happen again,” Sandra Garza told CNN.
  • Officer Sicknick suffered two strokes and passed away on Jan. 7, a day after the riot.
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The family of fallen Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick expressed disappointment at Senate Republicans who on Friday blocked a bill from advancing that would have created a commission to investigate the January 6 insurrection.

During a CNN interview with anchor Jake Tapper, Brian’s mother, Gladys Sicknick, and his partner Sandra Garza said that after meeting with several GOP senators on Thursday, they held out hope that they could convince senators who were opposed to the commission to change their minds.

Gladys Sicknick said that the eventual outcome wasn’t totally shocking to her.

“They went through their motions, but you can tell that underneath they were being nice to us,” Gladys Sicknick told Tapper of her meetings on Thursday. “If they had a child that was hurt or killed on a day like that, they would think very differently. One of the congressmen could have been killed. Apparently, they think … ‘Well we’re safe because of the men in blue.'”

Officer Sicknick suffered two strokes and passed away on January 7, a day after fighting back rioters at the Capitol. The Washington, DC, chief medical examiner ruled that he died of natural causes.

Garza said that the pro-law enforcement rhetoric from opponents of the commission are “all talk and no action.”

“It speaks volumes to how they really feel, not only about the events of that day, but speaking volumes to their constituents and how much they really care,” she said. “It’s not just our pleas about how we felt about Brian and his brothers and sisters and blue, but also the safety of them and everyone else that was in the Capitol that day.

She added: “Clearly, they’re not backing the blue … This cannot happen again. It cannot. For them to vote no, it’s not protecting law enforcement, and more importantly, it’s not protecting our democracy.”

Read more: Democrats are already plotting political revenge for Republicans blocking the January 6 commission

Gladys Sicknick, Garza, Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn, and DC Metropolitan Police Officer Michael Fanone on Thursday met with over a dozen Republican senators after initially requesting meetings with all 50 GOP senators.

“They were very charming, they knew what they were doing, they knew how to talk to us, but we kind of held back,” Gladys Sicknick said. “It was just … it was tense.”

A motion to invoke cloture and advance the bill was defeated in a 54-35 vote, receiving the support of all present Democrats and six Republicans but failing to meet the 60-vote threshold to overcome a legislative filibuster.

Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Mitt Romney of Utah, Ben Sasse of Nebraska, and Rob Portman of Ohio were the only Republicans to vote in favor of moving to debate on the bill.

Gladys Sicknick expressed hope that some of the GOP senators shifted their position because of their meetings.

“Maybe we changed their minds,” she said. “That would be great.”

Garza said many of the Republicans said they would reject the commission because it would be “partisan,” despite the legislation calling for an evenly split committee, with five members selected by congressional Democratic leaders and the other five members picked by GOP leaders.

“Well you know, that’s baloney,” she said. “I think they just don’t want to do the right thing. I think what you’re seeing is elitism at its finest.”

Still, Garza appeared upbeat about lawmakers continuing to push for answers to January 6.

“I’m hopeful at least they’ll be able to reflect on some of what we said as the days go on, and they’ll be able to start to get the ball rolling now.”

Gladys Sicknick, in seeking answers for her son, reflected on his valiance that day.

“I said this morning, I said I can’t believe I have a child that’s going to be in the history books for all the wrong reasons,” she said. “Because he was such a good person, and he was so good at his job. And he was texting all his buddies to see if they were ok on that day, while he was fighting for four-plus hours without any help.”

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The Capitol Police officer who died after Capitol attack was honored with a police procession

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This image provided by the U.S. Capitol Police shows U.S. Capitol Police officer William “Billy” Evans, an 18-year veteran who was a member of the department’s first responders unit.

  • Video shows officers a police procession honoring the officer who died at the Capitol attack on Friday.
  • USCP officer William Evans died of his injuries after a car rammed into an outside barrier at the Capitol.
  • Flags at the Capitol, White House, and other federal buildings were flown at half-staff to honor the fallen officer.
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The Capitol Police officer who died after a car rammed into a barrier outside the Capitol was honored with a police procession on Friday.

Video footage of the procession shows officers from both the Capitol Police force and Metropolitan Police Department, as well as members of the Secret Service, standing at attention for a motorcade carrying the body of fallen officer William “Billy” Evans, an 18-year veteran of the USCP.

Earlier Friday, the Capitol went on lockdown after a vehicle rammed into an outside barricade and injured two officers. Evans later died from his injuries sustained during the incident, and the other officer remains hospitalized but in stable condition.

The suspect was shot dead by one of the officers after the driver exited the car brandishing a weapon.

The USCP identified the fallen officer as Evans in a statement following the attack outside the Capitol.

“It is with profound sadness that I share the news of the passing of Officer William ‘Billy’ Evans this afternoon from injuries he sustained following an attack at the North Barricade by a lone assailant,” Yogananda Pittman, acting USCP Chief Officer, said in a statement.

“Evans had been a member of the United States Capitol Police for 18 years,” Pittman continued in the statement. “He began his USCP service on March 7, 2003, and was a member of the Capitol Division’s First Responder’s Unit. Please keep Officer Evans and his family in your thoughts and prayers.”

Flags at the Capitol and the White House were ordered to be flown at half-staff by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Joe Biden respectively to honor the fallen police officer.

Less than three months ago, pro-Trump rioters stormed the Capitol, resulting in the deaths of five people – including two Capitol Police officers.

“We send our heartfelt condolences to Officer Evans’ family, and everyone grieving his loss,” Biden said in a statement following the incident. “We know what a difficult time this has been for the Capitol, everyone who works there, and those who protect it.”

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Biden says he is ‘heartbroken’ and orders flags at the White House to be flown at half-staff in response to Capitol Police officer death

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President Joe Biden.

  • Biden said he was “heartbroken” after a Capitol attack left one Capitol Police officer dead.
  • A car rammed into a barricade at the Capitol, injuring two officers – one of whom is hospitalized.
  • Biden ordered the flags at the White House to be flown at half-staff to honor the officer.
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President Joe Biden ordered flags at the White House to be flown at half-staff in response to the death of a Capitol Police officer after a car rammed into a barricade outside the Capitol on Friday afternoon.

Earlier Friday, the Capitol went on lockdown after a vehicle rammed into an outside barricade and injured two officers. One of the officers, identified by the Capitol Police as Officer William Evans, later died from his injuries.

“Jill and I were heartbroken to learn of the violent attack at a security checkpoint on the US Capitol grounds, which killed Officer William Evans of the US Capitol Police, and left a fellow officer fighting for his life,” Biden said in a statement. “We send our heartfelt condolences to Officer Evans’ family, and everyone grieving his loss. We know what a difficult time this has been for the Capitol, everyone who works there, and those who protect it.”

The suspect was shot and killed by one of the officers after exiting “the car with a knife in hand” and “lunging” at the officers, Yogananda Pittman, the acting Capitol Police chief, said at a press conference. The National Guard was deployed to the Capitol shortly after the incident to assist Capitol Police officers who were lining the perimeter of the building.

“I want to express the nation’s gratitude to the Capitol Police, the National Guard Immediate Response Force, and others who quickly responded to this attack,” the president said in the statement. “As we mourn the loss of yet another courageous Capitol Police officer, I have ordered that the White House flags be lowered to half-mast.”

Biden’s move followed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi making a similar order to lower the flags at the Capitol to half-staff.

The lockdown at the Capitol was lifted about 3 p.m. local time.

Less than three months ago, pro-Trump rioters stormed the Capitol, resulting in the deaths of five people – including two Capitol Police officers.

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