John Brockhoeft live-streamed himself on January 6, only a few steps apart from a short fence that separated him and other Trump supporters from the Capitol Building.
An convicted abortion clinic bomber broadcast live in the US funding"fighting for our dear President Donald J. Trump" on January 6. According to the video posted and shared on his Facebook account, he stood just a couple of steps away from a short fence separating him and other Trump supporters from the Capitol Building.
John Brockhoeft was convicted and spent time in prison for planning to bomb an abortion clinic in 1988. Two years later, in addition, he admitted to placing a fire that shattered another diplomatic practice. He was just one of many high-profile anti-abortion activists who showed up to Trump's rally-turned-riot in Washington, D.C., that resulted in the death of five individuals and dozens of arrests.
Wearing a hat emblazoned with the words"U.S. NAVY" and"VETERAN," Brockhoeft told the camera he'd heard rumors about storming the Capitol.
"They have put up a barrier hereyou can see a little bit of it, in between individuals --to attempt to keep us from going into the U.S. Capitol," Brockhoeft says, as he cries to reveal the audience, many of whom are brandishing Trump flags and cheering at the speech that the president gave directly before the assault on the Capitol.
"They are in there, allegedly restricting the electors and confirming states. But so they put up these challenges since they knew we were coming, and I've heard some chatter about how our folks are gonna take down those barriers and push their way in. I'll keep you advised."
The video does not reveal whether Brockhoeft ultimately entered the Capitol Building, in which marauders clashed with police, trashed lawmakers' offices, and compelled a temporary stop to the certification of the Electoral College votes. Brockhoeft didn't instantly respond request for comment.
Brockhoeft's movie is just 1 part of this course of evidence of his time at the country's capital he littered around Facebook, like countless other Trump fans, regardless of the possible legal implications. He even fired back in a commenter who suggested that antifa was at least partially accountable for its chaos.
After Trump published a video that afternoon asking rioters to"go home," Brockhoeft wrote about the exact same page he was"disgusted" with him.
"I was there, and we showed him so much support that he could have stayed on as president regardless of what [Mike] Pence or the Electoral College said," Brockhoeft said. "With Trump telling us to go home and be peaceful, it is likely to be a lot harder to win this war."
In 1991, Brockhoeft has been sentenced to seven years in prison later plead guilty to using gasoline to set a fire in the cellar of the Planned Parenthood Association's Margaret Sanger Center in Cincinnati on December 30, 1985. Although nobody was injured--and Brockhoeft has stated he did not wish to hurt anybody --that the clinic was destroyed.
In exchange for his guilty plea, prosecutors dropped a charge he'd firebombed a different Ohio practice --but Brockhoeft afterwards admitted to it, that the Associated Press reported.
Surprisingly so," Brockhoeft stated in a 2013 interview with Cincinnati news outlet WCPO. "I lost seven years of my life, but I attained a beautiful young wife that adores me and six children, with all the three I had, and I couldn't imagine life without any one of these kids."
In that interview, Brockhoeft rejected the thought that attacking abortion clinics qualified because"violence"--and said his views on using what he called"force" against practices hadn't changed. Asked if he's still involved with the Army of God, an notorious group that encourages individuals to fight legalized abortion with violence, Brockhoeft responded,"The Army of God organization? What Army of God organization?"
He then smiled.