WASHINGTON — It took only a few hours for a jury to convict defendant Yvonne St. Cyr of six criminal counts on Friday, Jan. 6. It wasn’t too surprising: She admitted she was in the tunnel, at the inauguration stage, on the Capitol grounds. He acknowledged that he pushed back against the officers, refused to move, pushed himself further toward the Capitol. She succeeded, climbing through a broken window and ending up inside a suite of offices. Hanging from a broken window, he streamed it live on Facebook.
When she left court on Friday after pleading guilty on each count, she launched the Facebook app and went live on her husband’s account.
“Three people, wonder if they are all prosecutors!” She commented on the handful of users who had tuned in before filling in her audience about the result. “Guilty on all six counts. Not surprised. Not surprised. Honestly, I knew I wasn’t going to get justice through their corrupt system. I’ve been advised not to talk about their corrupt system, but You know me! I am not afraid of anyone.”
“God has my back, and I am safe,” said St. Cyr. So, she wondered, was Fox News host Tucker Carlson promoting cursing at former President Donald Trump in his private text messages.
Sentencing is scheduled for June 9, she told her small audience. “If we ever make it to the penitentiary. I think the truth will come before that, and their— will blow away! So, just keep watching Tucker, keep spreading the truth, keep talking about corruption, share Keep doing it, and we’ll bring the system doooooowwwwn.”
St. Cyr is not alone. On motions and social media, Jan. 6 defendants and their supporters are convinced that some out-of-context clips of security video circulated by Carlson’s team, along with a database of videos that Carlson has access to thanks to House Speaker Kevin Was. McCarthy, R-Calif., is going to open his cases. Some have even suggested that the men caught on tape violently attacking police officers from jail on January 6 could be removed from the tapes.
In a court filing over the weekend, federal prosecutors conveniently dismissed the video out of context, which focused on the so-called QoN shaman, Jacob Chancelle, who was sentenced to more than three years in federal prison and was released this year. is scheduled to be released. Year. On January 6, lawyers for another defendant, Proud Boy Dominic Pezzola, asked the judge to declare a mistrial because of the video. Prosecutors pointed out that this could not be “shocking” – as the lawyers described it – as it had already been discovered by them.
“Once bound by the facts and reality, defendant Pezzola’s arguments are quickly settled,” prosecutors wrote, adding that all of the footage of Jacob Chanceley that Tucker Carlson… These defendants have been served in discovery.”
It doesn’t matter though: Most of Carlson’s viewers will never see the filing and the broader context and probably will never see the texts in which Carlson and his producer mocked those who told lies about the 2020 election. had promoted.
Joseph McBride, an attorney for the January 6 defendants — who has said about previous claims that he “doesn’t give a — about being wrong” and is instead interested in countering the narrative about the January 6 defendants has told Fox News’ Laura Ingraham that his subscribers will “disproportionately” benefit from the new video.
Jan 6 Support for the defendants is fast becoming a major plank in the Republican Party. This month, former Fox News host Ed Henry, who joined Real America’s Voice TV after being fired over sexual misconduct allegations, teamed up with former Trump official Kash Patel to sing the J6 Prison Choir singing “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Promoted the recording of “Banner”. syncopated with Trump’s audio. The song shot up the iTunes charts. A vinyl is available for sale for $99.99. Trump has promoted it on his social media platform, Truth Social, and has bragged about it How well is he doing?
Even Republicans who initially condemned the January 6 attack and voted that day to uphold democracy by certifying Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory are hesitant to say anything to rock the boat. are doing. One of the offices the suite St. Cyr entered was that of his own senator, Jim Risch, R-Idaho, who for more than two years remained silent about the fact that pro-Trump rioters ransacked his office. “I don’t do interviews on January 6th, but thank you,” when NBC News asked him about the video of rioters trashing his office.
As she told it on the stand, St. Cyr’s radicalization began with the 2014 documentary “Fed Up,” which focuses on “Big Sugar” and the impact of processed food on American health.
“If they’re not telling us the truth about the Chinese, what else are they hiding from us?” St. Cyr asked on the stand. That’s when she “started doing research for myself,” she said, adding that when Covid-19 came along, she believed health restrictions were more about containment than combating the deadly virus.
“I researched and researched and researched,” St. Cyr said. “I believe the media is propaganda.”
So when Trump summoned his supporters to Washington on January 6, 2021, St. Cyr followed as his “commander-in-chief.” She “wanted to be a part of history,” she told jurors. And he insisted that he had the right to enter the Capitol even through a broken window.
“This is our home, and this is our capitol,” she said. Amidst the tear gas, she said, she felt a sense of “love”, but also that the country was at war.
“I felt like we lost our country. I thought it was over,” St. Cyr said, explaining why he called on “new people” to go into the tunnel where rioters were battling police. Were.
“I was there for the truth,” said St. Cyr, “and I wanted to know what the truth was.”