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The rioter caught on camera dangling from the senate chamber amid the US Capital riot is a marketing guy from Idaho who bragged about the breach — then later begged forgiveness, according to a report Friday.
Josiah Colt, 34, of Boise — who was captured in a dramatic photo dropping to the chamber floor from the visitors gallery by his arm — first posted a video boasting, “I’m all over the news now” and calling House Speaker Nancy Pelosi a “treasonous bitch.”
“I just got in the Capitol building,” he bragged, after sitting in Pelosi’s chair and defiantly raising a fist. “I hopped down into the chamber.”
But Colt, who has since been identified as a person of interest by cops in connection to the breach, quickly backtracked — apologizing and admitting he “brought shame upon myself.”
“[I] sincerely apologize to the American people,” Colt told the East Idaho News. “I recognize my actions that have brought shame upon myself, my family, my friends, and my beautiful country.”
He added, “In the moment, I thought I was doing the right thing. I realize now that my actions were inappropriate and I beg for forgiveness from America and my home state of Idaho.”
He said he’s now seeking legal advice, according to the paper.
Colt, who has worked in digital marketing, is reportedly the CEO of the FunnelCraft.co digital media firm. In 2012, he was arrested in Ada County for obstructing police and was sentenced to two months in jail.
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