Proud Boy who nearly came face-to-face with Sen. Chuck Schumer on January 6 is sentenced to more than 4 years

Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as they storm the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 6, 2021.
A former Proud Boy was sentenced to more than 4.5 years in prison on Monday for his role on Jan. 6.
Joshua Pruitt was seconds away from running into Sen. Chuck Schumer inside the Capitol that day.
Nearly 900 people have been arrested in connection to the siege and at least 360 have pleaded guilty.

A Proud Boy who stormed the US Capitol on January 6, 2021 was sentenced to more than four-and-a-half years in prison on Monday after telling a judge that he still believed the 2020 presidential election was “stolen.”

Joshua Pruitt, 40, pleaded guilty in June to one felony obstruction charge for his role in the insurrection. He initially faced eight counts stemming from the attack, including civil disorder, destruction of government property, and acts of physical violence in a Capitol building. But as the government works to prosecute the more than 890 people…

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