Read time: 2 minutes

Cousins Sent To Jail For Their Role In January 6th Capitol Riot

Edward Hemenway of Virginia and Robert Bauer of Kentucky asked for probation, but District Judge Tanya Chutkan said incarceration in this case was the only way to deter future violence.
Views:

They 'whooped and a hollered' when they stormed the Capitol. They weren't cheering yesterday when they were sentenced to 45 days in jail. A light sentence for sure, but it's likely the pair would not have gotten any jailtime had it not been for their extensive criminal records. Prosecutors had asked for 30 days, the judge gave them 45.

So it goes...

"The sad part is neither of us are really 100 percent Trump supporters. Neither of us is really into the guy." said Hemenway at their sentencing hearing. An odd statement given their MAGA gear they were wearing on that fateful day.

Source: CNN

(CNN) Two cousins with extensive criminal records were sentenced Wednesday to 45 days in jail for storming the US Capitol during the pro-Trump insurrection on January 6.

Edward Hemenway of Virginia and Robert Bauer of Kentucky asked for probation, but District Judge Tanya Chutkan said incarceration in this case was the only way to deter future violence.

"What you're being punished for is the decision to take that protest and turn it into a violent occupation of the US Capitol... at a time when we were attempting the peaceful transfer of power. Something that has never been interrupted in our country's history," Chutkan said.

She rebuked the pair for reveling in the destruction that day, saying they "clearly celebrated what was going on" and "looked elated" in the pictures they posted form Capitol grounds.

Can you help us out?

For 17 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit, but now Facebook is drowning us in an ocean of right wing lies. Please give a one-time or recurring donation, or buy a year's subscription for an ad-free experience. Thank you.

More C&L Coverage

Discussion

New Commenting System

Our comments are now powered by Insticator. In order to comment you will need to create an Insticator account. The process is quick and simple. Please note that the ability to comment with a C&L site account is no longer available.

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.

Please Do Not Use the Login Link at the Top of the Site.

In order to comment you must use an Insticator account. To register an account, enter your comment and click the post button. A dialog will then appear allowing you create your account.

We will be retiring our Crooks and Liars user account system in January, 2021.

Thank you.
C&L Team