FBI arrests woman who threatened to shoot US speaker of Congress in the head

FBI arrests woman who threatened to shoot US speaker of Congress in the head

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has identified and arrested a woman who threatened to shoot House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in the “damn head” while storming the U.S. Congress.

Source: The Washington Post

Quote: “Federal law enforcement arrested two women in Pennsylvania on charges of storming the Capitol building after the FBI said one of them said she intended to shoot House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.”

Details: The publication notes that the FBI reached out to the two suspects after ascertaining additional details from video footage the women themselves made.

“We made our way to the Capitol … We got in, did our part…We were looking for Nancy to shoot her in the head, but we didn’t find her,” one of the suspects said in a video she sent to her children.

Recall: The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation has opened 160 cases as part of its investigation into the storming of the Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump.

Background:

  • On Jan. 6, Donald Trump supporters stormed the Capitol during the election results. Four protesters and a police officer were killed in the assault.
  • After the forced evacuation, Congress returned to work and confirmed Joe Biden as the winner of the election.