Far-right media personality Anthime Joseph Gionet, known as “Baked Alaska,” has been arrested over his alleged involvement in last week’s riot at the U.S. Capitol.
Gionet was arrested in Houston on Friday, according to an entry on the Justice Department’s webpage tracking arrests made in connection to the riot.
According to a criminal complaint posted on the website, Gionet is facing charges of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.
Gionet live-streamed himself in the Capitol for about 27 minutes and posted the video to YouTube and Twitter, according to an FBI affidavit.
Gionet and other rioters can be heard chanting “Patriots are in control,” “Whose house? Our house,” and “Traitors, traitors, traitors.” He can also be heard urging protestors not to leave the building.
About 15 minutes into the video, Gionet is seen entering an office in the Capitol and interviewing others. Several minutes later, he enters another office and places his feet on a table, while encouraging other riots not to break anything.
He identifies himself as a member of the “media” when law enforcement asks him to move about 25 minutes into the YouTube video. About one minute later, he accuses law enforcement of shoving him, even though no shoving is seen in the video, the affidavit states.
He called the officer an “oathbreaker,” saying “you broke your oath to the Constitution.” He finally exits the capitol at the 26:55 mark of the video on YouTube.
Gionet formerly worked at BuzzFeed before turning into a right-wing media personality, according to The Washington Post. He was banned from YouTube in October after uploading a video of himself harassing food store workers for wearing masks.
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