QAnon cultist who sprayed cops with bear spray on Jan 6 is found guilty

A California man who rioted at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, was found guilty this Wednesday of obstruction and assaulting, impeding, or interfering with law-enforcement officers, The Sacramento Bee reported.

Sean Michael McHugh, 35, was captured on video assaulting more than one officer that day. At one point, he sprayed several officers with a can of bear spray and pushed back a row of officers with a large metal sign.

“There is a Second Amendment behind us; what are you going to do then?” He also shouted in a bullhorn during the violence.

Prosecutors say video footage showed him shouting, “You guys like protecting pedophiles?” and “you’re protecting communists,” “I’d be shaking in your little s–t boots too,” and, “there is a Second Amendment behind us, what are you going to do then?”

But as NBC News previously reported, his own criminal history shows his comments about pedophiles — a likely reference to QAnon — to be somewhat hypocritical. McHugh was convicted in 2010 on a state charge of unlawful sex with a minor, according to California court records. He was sentenced to 240 days in jail, although he served less time, and four years of probation.

McHugh will be sentenced in September.

“His actions and the actions of others disrupted a joint session of the U.S. Congress convened to ascertain and count the electoral votes related to the presidential election,” the Justice Department said.

Sky Palma

Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.