Skip to comments.House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's lectern, stolen in Capitol riot, returned
Posted on 01/13/2021 3:14:21 PM PST by conservative98
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's lectern, seen being carried off in the Capitol riot in a photo that went viral, has been returned.
Pelosi was expected use it to speak after Wednesday's vote to impeach President Donald Trump for "incitement of insurrection."
Los Angeles Times staff photographer Kent K. Nishimura tweeted that an aide said "Yes, it’s THE lectern," as it was being set up.
Adam Johnson, 36, of Parrish, Florida, allegedly stole Pelosi's lectern during the riot. He was arrested after federal investigators said he was the man seen smiling in photos carrying the lectern through the Capitol Rotunda.
Johnson has been charged with "one count of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority; one count of theft of government property; and one count of violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds," according to U.S. Attorney's office. He was released on $25,000 bond Monday.
Federal investigators said Senate staff found the lectern the day after the riot. It has an approximate value of $1,000.
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Where’s they find it? Where’s the proof it even left the building? How come there’s no photos of it being carried outside the Capitol building? If her staffers found it, it didn’t go very far and likely never left.
Couldn’t sleep without it... /s
Part of the reason why the media and Congress are so hysterical right now is because they've been so utterly embarrassed in front of the entire world.
First short lived prominence that lectern has seen in years.
All of this for a damn lectern?
If you rob a bank and you drop the money on your way out the door do you think you won't get charged with bank robbery?
He walked off with it. First mistake. He allowed himself to be filmed doing it. Bigger mistake. His lawyer should try for a plea deal but given the notoriety I doubt they'd be interested.
What are the chances that nobody desecrated it while it was away?
Good thing her caldron wasn’t taken. She uses that nightly.
Interesting... he did not steal the lecturn, he merely posed with it, ran around with it, and left it behind.
Wow, are they over charging...
As sawdust or ashes?
There’s definitely not going to be any due process in these cases... just revenge.
NBC: Remember that lectern seen being carried around the Capitol by a rioter (who was later arrested)? Well it’s back and it’s gonna be used for a press event for Pelosi to speak after the House votes to impeach the President a second time
i.e., It never left.
I saw what you did. LOL!
Moochelle Obama speaking about the flag during the first Obama catastrophe!
Who knew that humiliating Pelosi was a crime?
Too bad someone didn’t take time to carve: A N T I F A in big bold letters on it.
Has the pile of human feces left on Schumer’s desk been returned to its owner? (Talk about coals to Newcastle . . . )
Thanks for the mention.
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