Michael Sherwin, who is acting U.S. attorney, said that some participants in the storming of the Capitol may face up to 20 years in prison. He said this during a briefing.
Such a punishment could be given to those, who would be prosecuted under serious articles. Sherwin also said law enforcement is still searching for those who took part in the Capitol Hill riots in Washington. Intelligence agencies continue to investigate the explosive devices that were found on Capitol Hill.
Meanwhile, Donald Trump issued a condemnation of the riots. The incumbent American leader said that the U.S. is a “nation of laws.” Trump called for respect for American history and tradition, and asked to believe “in the rule of law, not in riots.”
Recall that rioters stormed the Capitol building on January 6. In the ensuing chaos, five people were killed, including a police officer.