Federico Klein, the Trump appointee charged in connection with the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol riot is not comfortable with his living conditions in jail.
Klein said he hasn’t slept because of roaches.
“‘I’m wondering if there’s a place I could stay in detention where I don’t have cockroaches crawling over me while I’m trying to sleep,” Klein said at his first court hearing on Friday.
The Magistrate Judge in charge of his case said if the bad conditions persist he will look into the situation.
Klein was taken into custody in Virginia on Thursday. He has been charged with unlawful entry, violent and disorderly conduct, obstructing Congress and law enforcement, and assaulting an officer with a dangerous weapon.
The obstruction of Congress charge and assaulting police with a dangerous weapon carries a maximum sentence of 20 years, each.
Surveillance video from Jan. 6 allegedly captured Klein attempting to enter a Capitol tunnel with a mob of rioters. Police body cameras showed that Klein “physically and verbally engaged with the officers holding the line, thereby affecting their ability to disperse the crowd,” according to the affidavit.
Other videos from the insurrection showed Klein shoving a riot shield taken from an officer and “inciting the mob” — including by calling for “fresh people” at the front of the crowd — in his attempts to breach the police line.
His bail hearing is set for next Tuesday.