January 6

Capitol rioter who’s running for office finds out during interview that he entered the wrong race

Jason Riddle was arrested in February for partaking in the storming of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, and was charged with illegally entering a restricted building, theft of government property, and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds — which likely included his chugging a bottle of wine while on Capitol grounds.

Now, Riddle says he’s running for office in New Hampshire for state representative with the goal of unseating the Democrat Ann Kuster in the 2022 midterms. But when speaking to NBC10 reporter Katherine Underwood, Riddle seemed confused as to what race he’s supposed to be in. As it turns out, Kuster is a member of U.S. Congress, not a state representative.

“I thought Ann was a state representative?” Riddle said when Underwood corrected him.

“No,” Underwood said. “A state representative is in the State House in Concord.”

“Yeah, that’s what Ann is,” Riddle said.

When Underwood told him that Kuster works in D.C., Riddle replied: “Well, I guess I’ve got to run against that then.”

However, Riddle is barred from running for office while his case is pending.

According to Riddle, his notoriety will help him in his potential political career and show voters that he’s “going to show up.”

“I’m going to actually keep my promises and make some changes,” he added.

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