A Manhattan man who was as soon as the chief editor of the Jewish Press was arrested Thursday and hit with felony expenses for his participation within the Jan. 6, 2021, riot on Capitol Hill, federal prosecutors introduced.
Elliot Resnick, 39, was one among many pro-Trump rioters who allegedly overtook police on the East Plaza of the U.S. Capitol and rushed the doorways, intent on coming into and overturning the outcomes of the 2020 presidential election.
The person moved with the mob towards the East Rotunda Doorways, the place he encountered a Capitol Police officer who was spraying the irate crowd with a “chemical irritant” in an try to maintain the rioters at bay.
Resnick grabbed maintain of the officer’s arm and was one of many first to make his approach contained in the Capitol round 2:26 p.m., prosecutors allege.
As soon as inside, he allegedly tried to open one other door however was unsuccessful, and as a substitute grabbed rioters and pulled them into the Capitol. He remained inside for almost 50 minutes, feds stated.
Prosecutors declare he was caught on Metropolitan Police Division physique digicam strolling round restricted Capitol grounds an hour after he left the constructing.
The FBI arrested Resnick in Manhattan and charged him with civil dysfunction, assaulting officers and obstruction of justice, amongst different counts. He was anticipated to look earlier than a choose later Thursday.
In March 2021, the previous editor of the Brooklyn-based weekly wrote in web publication American Thinker that “one thing extraordinarily fishy occurred on Election Day.”
“Trump supporters have been simmering with anger after they obtained to Washington on January 6,” Resnick wrote. “And a few of them snapped after they arrived on the Capitol that afternoon. It’s grow to be a pious ritual to sentence these individuals as harmful terrorists, but when Republicans actually care concerning the nation, they need to deal with the mass election fraud that made these individuals snap within the first place.”
Claims of election fraud within the 2020 race have been repeatedly debunked and proved to be baseless.
The Jewish Press professes on its web site to be the “largest unbiased weekly Jewish newspaper in the USA.”