The New York Times has released new video evidence showing members of the right-wing militia group Proud Boys explicitly laying out their plan to storm the U.S. Capitol in an effort to keep Donald Trump in power.
The 17-minute video reveals how the right-wing militia group coordinated the assault on the Capitol as lawmakers certified the election of Joe Biden.
“This time we’re not going to be wearing the colors that you’re used to seeing us in,” Proud Boys member Joe Biggs says in a video recorded before the attack. “Nope, this time myself and other leadership have decided we’re going to go incognito. We’re going to be blending in … you aren’t going to know who the f*ck is standing beside you. Could be Antifa, could be me.”
“I want to see thousands of normies burn that city to ash today,” said one unindicted co-conspirator, according to court records highlighted by the newspaper.
The New York Times compiled evidence from court documents, text messages, and hundreds of videos shot by participants in the attack.
Five members of the group —Joe Biggs, Enrique Tarrio, Ethan Nordean, Zachary Rehl, and Dominic Pezzola— have been indicted on seditious conspiracy charges for their roles in the attack. Federal prosecutors allege Biggs and other Proud Boys leaders coordinated the assault on the Capitol.
Watch the video below from The New York Times: