"Blather up" . . . former Occupy Wall Street activist turned MAGA-man Brendan Hunt testified in court on his own behalf, saying that he was under the influence of "bong rips" and "beer" when he went public on social media with threatening messages about U.S. Senators and other public officeholders in the immediate aftermath of the impromptu "open house" at the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6 when Congress was tasked with certifying the results of the 2020 national elections for President and Vice President.
"Defendant: Alleged threats against lawmakers were ‘blather’"
|A man charged with threatening to kill members of Congress has testified that his disturbing social media rants were the work of a wasted and stoned provocateur, not someone actually out for blood.|
Brendan Hunt did not deny creating the posts. But he told jurors on Tuesday at his trial in federal court in Brooklyn he believed what he called “rhetoric” would never be taken seriously. He said it was often composed while “smoking weed” by bong and drinking beer.
He has pleaded not guilty to charges.
Tom Hays for the Associated Press; April 27, 2021.
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