Married couple pleads responsible in Trump Capitol riot case
Source: Ministry of Justice
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Before the uprising, Jessica Bustle wrote in a Facebook post: “We don’t win this thing if we’re on the sidelines. I’m excited to stand for the truth with my patriots and freedom fighters in DC today.”
After the uprising, Jessica wrote on Facebook: “We need a revolution! We can accept an honest and fair election, but that is NOT fair and patriots do not want their country to be brought into communism and destroyed because of a lie.”
Supporters of US President Donald Trump protest in the rotunda of the US Capitol on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC.
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A surveillance video from inside the Capitol showed the couple entering the building. In this video, Jessica Bustle is seen holding up a sign that reads “VACCINE VIOLATION is the REAL PANDEMIC” on one side and “MANDATORY MEDICAL PROCEDURES have NO place in a FREE society,” it says in court documents.
Joshua Bustle, who took his wife on a cell phone while they were in the rotunda, was wearing “a similar sign” according to court documents.
During the couple’s hearing on Monday, Jessica Bustle said, “I wanted to say that I admit [guilt] about the things I said and that I am sorry to have said them, but also that there were other nice things said in these posts like “Pray for America” that were not on the court records.
Trump has falsely claimed for months that he beat Biden in the presidential election.
Correction: Joshua and Jessica Bustle live in Bristow, Virginia. In a previous version, the location was incorrectly specified.