A laptop was stolen from a conference room during the Capitol raid on Wednesday, an assistant to the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi said on Friday.
Deputy Chief of Staff Drew Hammill said on Twitter that the laptop was only used for presentations, but did not say if anything else was stolen from the speaker.
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Trump supporters flooded the Capitol in an attempt to thwart the certification of Electoral College results – forcing lawmakers to take shelter in safe places, hide in offices, and hide on the upper balcony of the chamber. the House after being trapped inside by the crowd.
As rioting protesters stormed the doors of the House and Senate chambers, making their way through the historic Statuary Hall, they made their way into the offices and areas of the Capitol closed to the Grand public.
Hammill could not immediately be contacted by Fox News to confirm whether Pelosi’s office was ransacked after photos of Richard Barnett, an Arkansas Trump supporter, stepping on a desk belonging to a member of the staff, which resides in President Pelosi’s office suite.
Barnett has since been arrested on federal charges of violent entry and theft of public property.
After the photo went viral, he told local media outlet KFSM that he allegedly searched for the bathroom before seeing his door open.
“I am sitting here in my office. I am a taxpayer. I am a patriot. This is not his office – we loaned him this office,” he reportedly said. “And she doesn’t like the desk, so I thought I was going to sit down and enjoy the desk.”
Pelosi was the target of several Capitol Hill intruders, including Boise man Josiah Colt, who took a photo sitting in Vice President Mike Pence’s seat in the Senate Chamber – though he believed the seat belonged in Pelosi.
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“I just walked into the Capitol building,” Colt said somewhat inconsistently in a video posted to Instagram Wednesday. “I was the first, I jumped in the bedroom and I was the first to sit down at Nancy Pelosi… she’s a traitor, she’s a betrayal.”
Interim U.S. District of Columbia Attorney Michael Sherwin told reporters on Thursday 55 charges have already been laid against those who stormed the Capitol.
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“We are not going to keep anything in our arsenal for potential charges,” Sherwin said at a press conference. “We will make as many maximum charges as possible depending on the driving.”
Jake Gibson, Stephanie Pagones contributed to this report.