Jan. 6 Defendant Who Allegedly Yelled Threats Toward Pelosi Convicted of Felony, Misdemeanor Charges

Katabella Roberts
By Katabella Roberts
January 26, 2023Politics
Jan. 6 Defendant Who Allegedly Yelled Threats Toward Pelosi Convicted of Felony, Misdemeanor Charges
Supporters of protesters that were arrested on Jan 6, 2021 protest outside the U.S. Supreme Court on the second anniversary of the January 6 insurrection of the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Jan. 6, 2023. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

A Pennsylvania woman who allegedly yelled threats toward former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) during the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, has been charged with felony and misdemeanor charges, officials said.

Pauline Bauer, 55, of Kane, Pennsylvania, was found guilty in the District of Columbia on Jan. 24 by U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden, a Trump appointee.

“Her actions and the actions of others disrupted a joint session of the U.S. Congress convened to ascertain and count the electoral votes related to the presidential election,” prosecutors said.

According to prosecutors, Bauer was among the group of individuals who illegally entered the Capitol grounds and Capitol Building on Jan. 6 and was filmed via body-camera footage at approximately 2:57 p.m. saying words to the effect of, “This is where we find Nancy Pelosi.”

It is unclear if the body-camera footage was filmed by police or other attendees.

She was standing a few feet from the speaker’s office when she was recorded saying: “Bring that [expletive, expletive] out here now. Bring her out. Bring her out here. We’re coming in if you don’t bring her out here,” prosecutors said.

Bauer ‘Screamed Expletives at Officer’ Prosecutors Say

“When an MPD officer tried to push Bauer away from the area he was protecting, she engaged in a confrontation, screaming expletives at the officer, saying ‘You back up. Don’t even try’ and pushing the officer,” prosecutors said. “A short time later, Bauer was physically removed from the Rotunda by MPD officers in riot gear.”

She was subsequently arrested on May 19, 2021, in Pennsylvania and is sentenced to appear in court on May 1, 2023.

Specifically, Bauer was charged with obstruction of an official proceeding; entering and remaining in a restricted building; disorderly or disruptive conduct in a restricted building; disorderly and disruptive conduct in any of the Capitol Buildings with the intent to impede, disrupt, and disturb the orderly conduct of a session of Congress or either House of Congress; and parading, demonstrating, and picketing in a Capitol Building, according to the Department of Justice.

If found guilty of the obstruction of an official proceeding charge, Bauer faces up to 20 years in prison as well as potential financial penalties.

The misdemeanor offenses carry a combined statutory maximum of three years in prison and potential financial penalties.

According to The Associated Press, Bauer, who owns the restaurant Bob’s Trading Post, could receive credit for the time she has already served in prison.

In an interview with the outlet following her arrest, Bauer reportedly said that while some of her neighbors in Kane, a small town on the edge of the 517,000-acre Allegheny National Forest, were angered by her actions on Jan. 6, ultimately she had not lost any friendships and her business had not been impacted.

‘Standing Up for My Rights’

“A lot of people say that they’re proud of me for standing up for my rights,” she told an Associated Press reporter during a break in dinner service at her restaurant.

Court documents (pdf) state that Bauer entered the Capitol with a group of friends, including William Blauser. Both she and Blauser left the Capitol about 38 minutes after they first entered, the documents show.

Blauser, reportedly a decorated sailor in Vietnam, was arrested alongside Bauer in May. He pleaded guilty to parading, demonstrating, or picketing in a Capitol building and was ordered to pay a $500 fine in February 2022.

“I was caught up in something I truly regret,” Blauser told the court in February, according to local reports. “If I had a chance to redeem myself, I would certainly do that in a heartbeat. All I can do is sincerely apologize to my country and the court for my actions.”

More than 950 individuals have been arrested in nearly all 50 states for crimes related to the breach of the U.S. Capitol since 2021, including over 284 individuals who have been charged with assaulting or impeding law enforcement.

Officials are still investigating the matter.

The Epoch Times has contacted Bauer’s attorney for comment.

From The Epoch Times