A Wisconsin man has been arrested by federal authorities following his participation in the domestic terrorism incident that saw supporters of President Donald Trump siege the United States Capitol, in the process engaging in acts of violence, theft, and vandalism.
A Wisconsin man who posted on Facebook that he was among those wanted for illegally entering the U.S. Capitol during last week’s riot was arrested in Eau Claire Tuesday and faces charges in federal court.
Kevin Daniel Loftus, 52, was scheduled to make an initial appearance Tuesday after being arrested for illegally entering either house of Congress, or adjacent areas, and disorderly conduct on the grounds of the Capitol.
The complaint shows pictures posted on Facebook and other social media sources of the man identified as Loftus holding an American flag and smiling inside the Capitol in the halls of Congress. The complaint shows social media comments by Loftus saying “One of 700 inside” and “That’s right folks some of us are in it to win it.”
I wouldn’t be one bit surprised to see more Wisconsinites among those arrested for their involvement in the domestic terrorism incident at the U.S. Capitol last week, and I hope Mr. Loftus and any of those individuals involved in that criminal behavior are held fully to account for their criminal actions.