Don't you dare try to tell me that people are blaming this on antifa and BLM. They are 'too p----'. We proudly take responsibility for storming the Castle. We are fighting for election integrity. — Jonathan Gennaro Mellis
Don't you dare try to tell me that people are blaming this on antifa and BLM. They are 'too p----'. We proudly take responsibility for storming the Castle. We are fighting for election integrity. — Jonathan Gennaro Mellis
Trump supporter and alleged Capitol rioter says 'we proudly take responsibility' and erupts over allegations that antifa protestors stormed the building
  • A Trump supporter who allegedly took part in the Capitol riots has rejected claims that antifa perpetrated the attack.
  • "Don't you dare try to tell me that people are blaming this on antifa and BLM," Jonathan Mellis said.
  • Some Republicans have tried to blame other groups for carrying out the attack.
A Trump supporter who said he participated in the January 6 Capitol riot expressed frustration over allegations that other groups were responsible for the insurrection, according to legal documents first reported by the Huffington Post on Tuesday.

"Don't you dare try to tell me that people are blaming this on antifa and BLM," a man named Jon Gennaro, identified by the FBI as Jonathan Gennaro Mellis, wrote on Facebook, referring to the anti-far right movement known as "antifa" and Black Lives Matter protestors. They are "too p----," he added.

"We proudly take responsibility for storming the Castle," Mellis continued. "We are fighting for election integrity."


Since a pro-Trump mob violently stormed the Capitol last month, some Republicans have attempted to cast blame elsewhere, elevating theories that antifa and Black Lives Matter protestors had disguised themselves among the former president's supporters and carried out the siege. The FBI has said that there is no evidence to support the claims.

Mellis' social media posts, documented in an affidavit, also push back on the GOP talking point.

... "It was not Antifa at the Capitol," Brandon Straka, who was charged last month, said per the Huffington Post. "It was freedom loving Patriots who were DESPERATE to fight for the final hope of our Republic because literally nobody cares about them."
Source: https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-supporter-shuts-down-claims-that-antifa-stormed-the-capitol-2021-2