An armed Capitol rioter who threatened to kill House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has now pleaded guilty to sending threatening communications and faces up to five years in jail.
Cleveland Meredith Jr., who earlier this year told a judge that he was “just having fun” with his deadly threats, is due to be sentenced in December after his guilty plea, CNN reports.
Authorities say that Meredith drove from Georgia to Washington D.C. to attend the January 6th “Stop the Steal” rally armed with two guns and 2,500 rounds of ammunition. As the Capitol riots were taking place, he texted a relative about his desire to murder Pelosi and by saying he planned on “putting a bullet in her noggin on Live TV.”
At his court hearing, Meredith admitted to sending the threatening text, although he claimed that it was mere “political hyperbole” and not a credible threat.
CNN noted that in addition to Meredith, six other MAGA rioters pleaded guilty to lesser charges on Friday.