Miami – Adam Johson, the supporter of President Donald Trump caught loading the lectern of the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the United States (USA), Nancy Pelosi, in a photograph of the Capitol capture last Wednesday, was arrested in Florida.
The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, on the west-central coast of the state, said this Saturday that Johnson was captured on the basis of a federal warrant.
In the mugshot of his arrest, he appears without the bright smile he wore when he was photographed on January 6 during the seizure of the Capitol by Trump supporters who had attended a rally for the president shortly before, which urged them to march until the building that houses the two houses of Congress.RELATED
Among other things, Trump told his followers that if they did not fight with force, they would no longer have “a country” and that the weak had to be left out because “the time of force” had come.
Johnson, according to the mugshot, is 36 years old, resides in Tampa, was arrested on January 8 and is “awaiting trial.”
NEW: The man seen carrying Nancy Pelosi’s podium in this viral photo has been arrested, @CNN reports. Adam Johnson, 36, of Parrish, Florida was arrested in Pinellas County, Florida this weekend. pic.twitter.com/4E0tYupE8D
– Jack Brewster (@ jbruce218) January 9, 2021
The file does not specify the charges for which he is charged.
Johnson’s photograph with the Pelosi atrium is one of the most publicized of the events that occurred at the Capitol, where five people were killed, one of them a policeman, and many were injured.
The assailants caused damage to the headquarters of Congress and clashed with the forces of order in an episode that some legislators have defined as an attempted coup and others as an “insurrection.”
The condemnation has been practically unanimous and Trump has been held directly responsible for the events as an instigator not only by the Democrats, who have called for his removal, but by some Republicans.
Trump is at risk of impeachment, the second of his term, before Democrat Joe Biden assumes the US Presidency on January 20 as the winner of the November election.
The current president does not accept the election results and claims without evidence to have been the victim of massive fraud, which is why on January 6 he urged his supporters to march to the Capitol.
That day in the legislative chambers the certification of Biden’s victory was carried out, which Trump describes as a “robbery.”
Once the situation was controlled, Congress resumed the session interrupted by the jump and certified Biden as president-elect in the early morning of January 7.
Trump, whose Facebook and Twitter accounts have been blocked to prevent incitement to violence, will not attend Biden’s inauguration.