Police arrested a Michigan man last week who posted videos and photos on social media bragging about storming the Capitol on Jan. 6.
Anthony Williams was arrested after the FBI received an online tip that included screenshots of his Facebook posts including a post calling Jan 6 the “proudest day of my life lol.”
Federal court records show Williams took photos and videos of himself throughout the day, posing with statues inside the Capitol Rotunda. In one video recorded outside the Capitol, Williams discussed how “we took this f—–g building” and “pushed back the cops,” according to MLive.
He has been charged with obstruction of official proceedings, entering a restricted building and disorderly conduct.
Williams discussed plans to “storm the swamp” on Facebook in the weeks leading up the Capitol and called himself an “Operation Swamp Storm Veteran” in a Facebook post three days after the deadly riot.
He was released from jail on March 26 on an unsecured bond of $10,000.
Since his release, he has posted a report of Trump’s comments in a recent Fox interview about the rioters posing “zero threat” on Jan. 6. He has also posted a cartoon showing a Trump supporter opening the dome of the Capitol building to yell “Can you hear us now?” at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Vice President Mike Pence and Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, MLive reports.
He is set to appear virtually in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan on March 31.