We weren't there to steal things. We weren't there to do damage. We were just there to overthrow the government. — Saundra Kiczenski
We weren't there to steal things. We weren't there to do damage. We were just there to overthrow the government. — Saundra Kiczenski
A Trump supporter who stormed the Capitol told book author the rioters weren't there to 'steal things' or 'do damage': 'We were just there to overthrow the government'
  • A Trump supporter who stormed the Capitol said the rioters "were just there to overthrow the government."
  • Wall Street Journal reporter Michael Bender detailed her remarks in his new book, "Frankly, We Did Win This Election."
  • "We weren't there to steal things," she said. "We weren't there to do damage."
Saundra Kiczenski, a 56-year-old from Michigan, told Bender she was "confident" that former President Donald Trump won the 2020 election, according to the book "Frankly, We Did Win This Election," published earlier this week.

"If someone put a gun to my head and said: 'Did Donald Trump win, yes or no? And if you're wrong, we're going to shoot your head off!' I would say 'yes,'" Kiczenski told Bender, according to an excerpt of the book that was published by The Washington Post. "I'm that confident that this stuff is not made up."

In the book, Bender detailed former President Donald Trump's effort to overturn the election after becoming the first incumbent in decades to fail to win reelection.

"We weren't there to steal things," Kiczenski, who entered the Capitol on January 6, said, according to the book excerpt. "We weren't there to do damage. We were just there to overthrow the government."


But when Trump took to Twitter to urge his supporters to go home, Kiczenski said she felt sad and confused, Bender wrote.

"We were supposed to be fighting until the end," she said.
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