NBC News reports:
A Donald Trump supporter who continues to believe the 2020 presidential election was stolen told jurors at his trial Tuesday that he “felt very comfy” sitting in a senator’s seat during the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Brandon Fellows, who has called Jan. 6, 2021, a “beautiful day” and said he liked the fact that senators and members of Congress feared for their lives, is representing himself in a trial that began last week.
After the jury left the courtroom for a short break Tuesday morning, U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden said he believed Fellows had forfeited his right to engage in a rebuttal because, when he answered the questions during the government’s cross-examination, he offered a running commentary and avoided answering yes-or-no questions. “I would expect nothing less from a kangaroo court,” Fellows remarked as he came off the witness stand.
After closing arguments, McFadden held Fellows in criminal contempt of court and sentenced him to five months in prison, to begin after the trial ends. The jury is scheduled to resume deliberations Wednesday.
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Update to this: Judge McFadden held #Jan6 #CapitolRiot defendant Brandon Fellows, who insisted on representing himself, in CRIMINAL CONTEMPT and sentenced him to five months in jail for his conduct during the trial, per docket. He also awaits jury verdict. https://t.co/SBoRioTE6L pic.twitter.com/VfNXCIXyU1
— Josh Gerstein (@joshgerstein) August 29, 2023
NEW: Trump supporter Brandon Fellows told jurors today that he was “very comfy” in a seat inside of Sen. Jeff Merkley’s hideaway office.
He also said a Trump-appointed judge was running a “kangaroo court.” https://t.co/PvKu5ESEMY
— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) August 29, 2023
Brandon Fellows, while representing himself in a trial over his actions during the Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, doubled down on previous statements he made arguing that the attack on the U.S. Capitol was a good thing as he delivered his opening statement Wednesday. pic.twitter.com/8U0dMgyaG8
— Forbes (@Forbes) August 23, 2023
Brandon Fellows—motivated by a Trump tweet to go to DC—breached the Capitol and posted video of himself smoking a joint in @SenJeffMerkley’s office.
“Do you think I’m going to go to federal prison? I was told federal prison is not fun.”
ARREST HIM NOW.🤬https://t.co/f653bfT0Iu
— Dena Grayson, MD, PhD (@DrDenaGrayson) January 12, 2021