Two of the most infamous participants in the storming of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 have been denied bail by a federal judge and will remain in jail while their trial is pending, POLITICO reports.
In a ruling this Wednesday, U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth ruled that Eric Munchel, who can be seen in photos hopping a guardrail in the Senate chamber while holding zip ties and a taser, along with his mother, Lisa Eisenhart, hold ideas so extreme that they pose a danger to the community.
While the two don’t have an extensive criminal history or pose a flight risk, Lamberth said their statements to local media that endorse armed revolution — and even their willingness to die for the cause of subverting the 2020 election — is enough proof that they pose a significant threat.
“The Court takes Eisenhart at her word,” Lamberth wrote in a 17-page order. “She, like her son, invoked the American Revolution, indicating support for violent revolt. In fact, she even indicated that she was willing to give her life in support of her cause. Thus, Eisenhart, too, has indicated that she is willing to repeat her behavior.”
The pair have been in custody since their arrests in Tennessee more than a month ago.
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