DONALD Trump fan reportedly shot himself in the chest and was found dead by his wife after his Capitol riot arrest.
Christopher Stanton Georgia, 53, was charged last week for his involvement in Wednesday’s Capitol chaos, 11-Alive reported.
Christopher Stanton Georgia’s wife found him dead in their basement on Saturday
Georgia was arrested last week
His wife found him on Saturday morning in the basement of their home and told police there was “blood everywhere.”
The father-of-two was found with a gunshot wound to the chest, the Daily Mail reported.
medical examiner ruled that the Alpharetta, Georgia, man died by suicide, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
Authorities have not yet commented on a reason why Georgia took his own life.
A police report obtained by The Sun states that Georgia’s family members were “extremely distressed” at the scene.
Georgia’s wife provided gruesome details to cops and said she was searching for a gun.
Police reportedly confiscated two semi-automatic SKS rifles from Georgia’s home.
On the day of the Capitol riots, Georgia had stayed out past the 6pm curfew after police officers told Trump fans to leave around 7.15pm, court documents showed.
He was charged with attempting to “enter certain property, that is, the United States Capitol Grounds, against the will of the United States Capitol Police,” the police report states.
Georgia faced a maximum penalty of a $1,000 fine and/or up to 180 days in jail.
The Trump supporter reportedly worked at the North Carolina-based banking company BB&T, as a regional portfolio manager.
Georgia apparently began working in finance after selling hairpieces in the 1990s.
His neighbor, Jace Carreras, described him as a “loving father” who “always had a smile and loved cutting his own grass.”
“I never heard him speak badly to anyone about anyone,” Carreras said.
Meanwhile, Ellen Burbage, whose daughter Lisa was once married to Georgia for less than a year, said he did not come off as political when they knew him.
“He wasn’t political at all then that I remember but that was not a political time, times have changed,” Burbage said.
She added that she was “thrilled my daughter could see she had made a huge mistake,” and was “glad” to not see him again after the divorce.
We didn’t think he was the right person for her to marry, she was just out of college and I thought he was a very bad influence on her,” Burbage said.
Georgia is the sixth person reported dead since MAGA fans broke into the Capitol building to try to stop Congress from certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.
The Trump supporters who died have been identified as Ashli Babbitt, 35, Roseanne Boyland, 34, Kevin Greeson, 55, and Benjamin Phillips, 50.
Capitol Police officer Brian D. Sicknick died after being hit in the head with a fire extinguisher.
On Sunday, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser asked President Donald Trump for an emergency declaration, which lets the government increase powers in a specific area.
Trump on Monday issued the emergency declaration and ordered federal agencies to provide assistance to local law enforcement, amid fears of more unrest as Biden’s Inauguration Day approaches.
See Trump’s Statement After Being Acquitted By The Senate
FORMER PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP’S STATEMENT AFTER BEING ACQUITTED BY THE SENATE.
I want to first thank my team of dedicated lawyers and others for their tireless work upholding justice and defending truth.
My deepest thanks as well to all of the United States Senators and Members of Congress who stood proudly for the Constitution we all revere and for the sacred legal principles at the heart of our country.
Our cherished Constitutional Republic was founded on the impartial rule of law, the indispensable safeguard for our liberties, our rights and our freedoms.
It is a sad commentary on our times that one political party in America is given a free pass to denigrate the rule of law, defame law enforcement, cheer mobs, excuse rioters, and transform justice into a tool of political vengeance, and persecute, blacklist, cancel and suppress all people and viewpoints with whom or which they disagree. I always have, and always will, be a champion for the unwavering rule of law, the heroes of law enforcement, and the right of Americans to peacefully and honorably debate the issues of the day without malice and without hate.
This has been yet another phase of the greatest witch hunt in the history of our Country. No president has ever gone through anything like it, and it continues because our opponents cannot forget the almost 75 million people, the highest number ever for a sitting president, who voted for us just a few short months ago.
I also want to convey my gratitude to the millions of decent, hardworking, law-abiding, God-and-Country loving citizens who have bravely supported these important principles in these very difficult and challenging times.
Our historic, patriotic and beautiful movement to Make America Great Again has only just begun. In the months ahead I have much to share with you, and I look forward to continuing our incredible journey together to achieve American greatness for all of our people. There has never been anything like it!
We have so much work ahead of us, and soon we will emerge with a vision for a bright, radiant, and limitless American future.
Together there is nothing we cannot accomplish.
We remain one People, one family, and one glorious nation under God, and it’s our responsibility to preserve this magnificent inheritance for our children and for generations of Americans to come.
May God bless all of you, and may God forever bless the United States of America.
Trump’s ban in twitter is permanent even if he runs for office again – Twitter CFO
Former President Trump will not be permitted back on Twitter even if he runs again for office and wins, according to the company’s chief financial officer. “The way our policies work, when you’re removed from the platform, you’re removed from the platform,” CFO Ned Segal said, “whether you’re a commentator, you’re a CFO, or you are a former or current public official.”
Last month, Twitter said it was permanently suspending Trump “due to the risk of further incitement of violence” after some of his supporters stormed the US Capitol.
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Donald Trump may not have ever admitted that Joe Biden beat him in November’s election, but his under-fire impeachment lawyer Bruce Castor did just that during Tuesday’s proceedings.
Mr Castor, who has been targeted with criticism and online memes over his rambling opening statement, said: “The American people just spoke, and they just changed administrations.”
He also said that Americans are “smart enough to pick a new administration if they don’t like the old one, and they just did”.
The comments are in contrast to what Mr Trump and his defence team have been saying so far, alleging that the election was “stolen” and rigged, filing several lawsuits that were either rejected or withdrawn.
Mr Trump has also repeatedly claimed that he won a “landslide” victory and continued with the claims in his “Save America” rally, after which his supporters stormed into the Capitol during the hearing to certify the election results in favour of Joe Biden.
“Today I will lay out just some of the evidence proving that we won this election, and we won it by a landslide. This was not a close election,” the former president said in the rally before the Capitol riot.
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