January 6

Former GOP candidate who bragged he was a ‘key player’ in attacking cops on Jan 6 is arrested and charged

Via Sedition Hunters

A former Republican candidate for the New York State Assembly has been arrested, along with his brother, for their roles in the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. WUSA reports.

Gregory Purdy, his brother Matthew Purdy, and a third defendant, Robert Turner, were arrested after warrants were issued for them earlier this month. Gregory Purdy and Turner are additionally charged with civil disorder, obstruction and assaulting, resisting or impeding police, along with the four misdemeanor counts they all share.

From WUSA:

According to court documents, Purdy and other members of his family, including his brother and father – who has not been charged in the Capitol riot case – traveled to Washington, D.C., on a chartered bus on January 6. Once there, investigators say Purdy helped lead the charge against police attempting to keep rioters from entering the U.S. Capitol Building, where Congress had convened a joint session to certify Electoral College votes.

“Today my group and I were key players in conducting peaceful pushes,” Purdy wrote on social media. “The game plan was to talk [to] the officers and tell them to STOP FOLLOWING ORDERS AND UPHOLD THE CONSTITUTION… When they didn’t listen we pushed through (without hurting them of course) we did these peaceful pushes all the way into the capital [sic] building.”

In another post, Purdy wrote, “Peep my war cry at the end as we push through this riot team after they didn’t listen to us.”

In still another post, Purdy wrote, “This was after the last videos after we successfully got through their first force!!! Look at the f****** blood on the ground.”

Read the full report over at WUSA.

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