Donald Trump’s Pennsylvania rally on Saturday featured two controversial speakers with family ties to the January 6 uprising at the US Capitol.
Among the speakers was Cynthia Hughes, who helped organize a legal support and funding group for those accused of rioting in the Capitol.
Her grandson, Tim Cusanelli, was found guilty in May of shouting “go on” before he and a crowd of people entered the US Capitol on January 6.
Reserve Army have a Nazi point of viewa Hitler-style mustache, and once claimed that the genocidal Nazi leader “should have done the job,” according to law enforcement officials who interviewed colleagues of the former Navy man.
Cusanelli has denied this.
Before the trial, his lawyer declared the evidence of such views to be “highly prejudicial with no substantive value.”
The other speaker, Geri Perna, is ‘s aunt Matt Pernaa January 6 rioter who died by suicide in February while awaiting sentencing, after pleading guilty to witness tampering, disorderly conduct and two counts of trespassing into a building or property is limited.
Officials say that Perna, a QAnon movementknocked on the Capitol’s window with a metal pole and entered the Capitol building with a riotous mob.
“He was not violent,” his aunt told the crowd in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. “Before January 6, he never even had a parking ticket.”
The charges against Perna “have taken him from an active, vibrant, successful businessman to one who is afraid to leave his home,” Ms. Perna continued.
The controversial statements continued during Mr. Trump’s own speech, where he tear down the FBI for investigating him for mishandling top secret White House documents and delivering them to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.
“The FBI and the Justice Department have become vicious monsters, controlled by radical scoundrels, lawyers and the media who tell them what to do,” Trump said.
He called a search of his home, which discovered a poorly secured national security archives“One of the most shocking abuses of power by any administration in American history.”