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Self-proclaimed Native Republican Jorge Riley pleads guilty for U.S. Capitol attack


Jorge Aaron Riley, center, exits the U.S. Courthouse in Washington, D.C, following his guilty plea on March 7, 2023. Photo by Indianz.Com (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - It took more than two years but a self-proclaimed Native Republican wore his "best Trump tie" to court here and finally admitted he was wrong for participating in a violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

Standing only a half-mile from the site of the deadly attack, Jorge Aaron Riley pleaded guilty to one felony count of obstruction of an official proceeding on Tuesday afternoon. He admitted that he tried to stop the U.S. Congress from confirming the results of an election that Republican former president Donald Trump lost.

"I plead guilty, your honor," Riley told Judge Amit P. Mehta during a half-hour hearing in federal court.


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