WASHINGTON (AP) — Five-time Olympic swimming medalist Klete Keller has pleaded guilty to charges of storming the Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot. Keller is facing 21 to 27 month imprisonment.
According to court records, he admitted that he tried to block President Joe Biden from certifying his victory by President Joe Biden’s electoral college. He waved at officers trying to remove him form the Capitol Rotunda and made profane remarks about Nancy Pelosi, House Speaker, and Majority Leader Chuck. Schumer stood near officers in riot gear while he did this.
Keller acknowledged that he had thrown away the jacket of the U.S. Olympic Team that he wore during the Riot.
He has agreed that he will cooperate with authorities.
Keller was originally charged on January 13 with obstructing law enforcement, knowingly entering or staying in a restrictive building or property without lawful authority, and violent entry and disorderly conduct on the Capitol grounds, according to a criminal complaint.
Mention court documents: the FBI used Keller’s height, his Colorado driver’s license photo and the visibility of his Team USA jacket in videos – including a video posted by Townhall reporter Julio Rosas first reported by swim swam and the New York Times – to positively identify him in the January 6 riots.