CHAOS. The assault on the Capitol left five dead and more than ten police officers injured / EFE

On Monday, a member of the Proud Boys pleaded guilty to sharing violent messages on social media linked to the assault on the Capitol on January 6, including a message in which he threatened to kill Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock.

The context: According to a statement from the prosecutor’s office for the Eastern District of New York, Eduard Florea, 41, pleaded guilty to one count of transmitting threats for the purpose of wounding, as well as another count of possession of ammunition.

  • Florea did not participate in the assault on the Capitol; However, he shared messages on social media in which he threatened violent acts in Washington DC.
  • The member of Proud Boys referred to the certification of the results of the Electoral College, which officialized the triumph of Joe Biden in the presidential elections, on which he stated that he should go to “recover Washington.”

What do they say?: “Dead men cannot pass laws,” Florea wrote on social media when mentioning Warnock. His message was written and published on January 6, the day a mob of Donald Trump supporters forcibly entered the headquarters of Congress.

  • The news comes days after a Capitol police officer committed suicide following the events that left five dead and hundreds arrested.
  • There are two Capitol police officers who took their own lives after the event that took place days before Joe BIden took office.

Main source of the news: The Hill

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