Donald Trump supporter Kevin Seefried, the Capitol rioter who was captured roaming through Congress with a large Confederate flag during the January 6, 2021 insurrection, was found guilty by a federal judge on Wednesday of obstructing an official proceeding, a felony. His son was also found guilty of the same charges. The two men were found guilty by Judge Trevor McFadden on four misdemeanor charges as well, including entering and remaining in a restricted building and disorderly conduct in a restricted area, CNN reports.
Seefried was part of the mob that faced off with US Capitol Police officer Eugene Goodman, who drew rioters away from the Senate chambers as lawmakers were fleeing the area.
Goodman, who testified Monday, said that Seefried used his flagpole as a weapon, jabbing the end of it toward Goodman.
Prosecutors said that there was enough circumstantial evidence to show that Kevin and Hunter both knew an official proceeding relating to the election was occurring inside the Capitol that day.
“The two men walked through the building with rioters who were discussing the votes and trying to locate lawmakers, Reed noted, and both men attended the rally preceding the riot, where speakers — including then-President Donald Trump — mentioned the process going on inside the Capitol,” prosecutor Brittany Reed said.
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