A convicted Jan. 6 Capitol rioter voted for President Joe Biden in the South Carolina Democratic primary on Saturday.
Pam Hemphill moved to South Carolina from Idaho five months ago and cast her vote for the incumbent president in her new state’s Democratic primary.
In a video posted to social media, Hemphill encouraged others to get involved and let their voices be heard.
“If we could just do our part. Don’t think your voice doesn’t count, because it does. And your vote counts very much,” Hemphill said. “What you have to say, and how you vote, will count.”
She also warned about Project 2025, an extremist plan to reshape the presidency in the next Republican president’s administration.
Hemphill describes Trump as a “pawn” to Project 2025 adding, “they’re using Trump because he’s the chaos junkie to bring about their plan.”
Hemphill, 70, was a member of the pro-Trump mob that stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6 to prevent the certification of Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election. Prosecutors say Hemphill pushed through police lines and encouraged other rioters to push their way inside the Capitol. She also distracted police by exaggerating her injuries when officers tried to assist her.
Biden easily defeated his Democratic opponents Rep. Dean Phillips (MN) and author Marianne Williamson in the South Carolina primary.
The incumbent president received more than 96 percent of the vote, with Williamson in second at 2 percent and Phillips receiving 1.6 percent, according to results from AP.