Texas Man Who Entered Capitol Jan. 6 With Family Members Pleads Guilty Supporters of then-President Donald Trump protest inside the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, in Washington, D.C. (Brent Stirton/Getty Images)
By Solange Reyner | Friday, 29 April 2022 07:56 PM
One of five Texas family members charged in the January 6, 2021, Capitol breach has pleaded guilty to illegally protesting inside the building, reports CNN.
Josh Munn, 24, on Thursday during a hearing before U.S. Judge Beryl Howell, pleaded guilty to one charge of parading, picketing or demonstrating in the Capitol building.
The misdemeanor charge carries a potential one-year jail sentence and five years of probation, plus a maximum fine of $5,000.
Munn told Howell he drove to Washington, D.C., from Borger, Texas, with his father Tom Munn, mother Dawn Munn and sisters Kayli Munn and Kristi Munn ahead of Jan. 6 with the purpose of protesting Joe Biden's presidential victory.
"From what I could witness, I noticed someone sprayed a can of something into an officer's face and that [escalated] into kind of a scuffle where a few people were detained," Munn said during his plea agreement hearing Thursday. "Other than that, I did not witness any aggression from either the crowd or police."
Munn explained that he was exaggerating in his Facebook posts where he said everything was "cool" after he and his family entered the Capitol "till the cop used tear gas that is when people got mad but still never hurt anyone."
"I was still trying to calm myself down, so I tried to make myself bigger," Munn told Howell. "I do regret trying to paint the officers as bad guys in that situation. They were just doing their job."