Missouri woman seen with Pelosi sign charged in connection with Capitol riots

Source: The Hill | January 16, 2021 | Jordan Williams

A Missouri woman seen with a fractured sign belonging to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has been charged in connection with the Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol.

Emily Hernandez was hit with five charges on Friday in connection with the riot, according to a court documents filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

According to an affidavit, at least three individuals submitted tips to the FBI to identify Hernandez, who was allegedly seen in a widely circulated video by U.K.-based network ITV News.

The video showed rioters storming the Capitol, and about two and a half minutes in, they are seen streaming in and out of a room with a curved entryway and wooden sign above the doorway that reads, “Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.”

A few seconds later, a female with brown hair, round sunglasses, and a white and gray winter hat can be seen standing near the same office, but the sign is missing from the door. The person then appears to hold up a broken engraved piece of wood in which the words “the House” and “Nancy” are clearly visible.

Hernandez is charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds; disorderly conduct that impedes the conduct of government business; stealing, selling, conveying or disposing of anything of value to the United States; disruptive conduct in the Capitol; and parading, demonstrating or picketing in the Capitol.

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