Another “MAGA Mama” arrested for walking into Capitol–snapping selfies
A 69-year-old woman has been arrested for briefly entering the US Capitol during the pro-Trump riot earlier this year. The FBI has been ridiculed on Twitter for getting “this monster off the streets.”
(RT-USA News) Lois Lynn McNicoll, an employee of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services, was arrested on Monday and released on a $10,000 bond, an FBI spokeswoman told the Los Angeles Daily News.
Her arrest came after a months-long information-gathering operation by the FBI, beginning when two co-workers identified her in video footage from the pro-Trump riot on Capitol Hill in January and snitched to the agency.
Her crimes, if they could be called that, included walking into the Capitol (while a Capitol Police officer held open a door for her), taking photos with her cell phone, and walking back outside when instructed to by an officer – all detailed in court documents. Nevertheless, she has been charged with knowingly entering a restricted building, disrupting the orderly conduct of government business, and engaging in “disorderly or disruptive conduct” on Capitol grounds.
McNicoll spoke voluntarily to the FBI back in May, the court documents reveal. While McNicoll said that she saw the security barriers around the Capitol, “she did not feel that she was doing anything wrong” by entering the building.
As news of McNicoll’s arrest and the charges against her broke, conservative commenters and pundits were in disbelief. “Another MAGA mama arrested for Capitol selfies,” one remarked, accusing the FBI of “egregious political persecution.”
“I for one will sleep better tonight knowing this monster is off the streets,” pundit Jesse Kelly sneered.
Dear @FBI Director Chris Wray:
Your agents are now hunting down and (over-)charging this 68-year-old confused and misguided woman with obstruction felonies for, at best, non-violently trespassing into the Capitol.
Are you kidding me?
The FBI clearly has too many resources. https://t.co/vISdtuDZCw
— 🇺🇸 Mike Davis 🇺🇸 (@mrddmia) June 29, 2021
These are the people you’re still being told on a daily basis were apart of an organized attempt to overthrow America. 50 something your old women in dressed in rain slickers.
Jordan Schachtel @ dossier.substack.com@JordanSchachtel
Stunning and Brave FBI takes down another MAGA grandma for the act of trespassing. Just don’t ask them about the person who planted the “pipe bombs.”
McNicoll is one of more than 500 people arrested for taking part in the Capitol riot, which Democrats and their allies in the media have dubbed an “insurrection,” “domestic terrorism,” and an “attack on our democracy.” Dozens are still being held in deplorable conditions in a Washington, DC jail, and the first woman sentenced for taking part in the riot – a woman several years McNicoll’s junior – only got a lenient sentence because of her “immense remorse,” the Daily Beast reported last week.
Meanwhile, questions remain unanswered about the FBI’s foreknowledge of and involvement in organizing the riot itself. Charging documents against militia members who took part in the riot reveal dozens of “unindicted co-conspirators” who have not been charged and whose names have been kept anonymous, suggesting that they were employees of, or informers for, the agency.
(TLB) published this article from RT-USA News
More from The Liberty Beacon
Header featured image (edited) Credit: Lois Lynn McNicoll is seen in a video posted on Twitter leaving the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. (FBI affidavit/U.S. District Court)
Stay tuned to …
The Liberty Beacon Project is now expanding at a near exponential rate, and for this we are grateful and excited! But we must also be practical. For 7 years we have not asked for any donations, and have built this project with our own funds as we grew. We are now experiencing ever increasing growing pains due to the large number of websites and projects we represent. So we have just installed donation buttons on our websites and ask that you consider this when you visit them. Nothing is too small. We thank you for all your support and your considerations … (TLB)
Comment Policy: As a privately owned web site, we reserve the right to remove comments that contain spam, advertising, vulgarity, threats of violence, racism, or personal/abusive attacks on other users. This also applies to trolling, the use of more than one alias, or just intentional mischief. Enforcement of this policy is at the discretion of this websites administrators. Repeat offenders may be blocked or permanently banned without prior warning.
Disclaimer: TLB websites contain copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available to our readers under the provisions of “fair use” in an effort to advance a better understanding of political, health, economic and social issues. The material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving it for research and educational purposes. If you wish to use copyrighted material for purposes other than “fair use” you must request permission from the copyright owner.
Disclaimer: The information and opinions shared are for informational purposes only including, but not limited to, text, graphics, images and other material are not intended as medical advice or instruction. Nothing mentioned is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.