Capitol Hill assailant who threatened Pelosi found guilty

Archive – Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi – ROD LAMKEY / ZUMA PRESS / CONTACTOPHOTO

A woman accused of participating in the assault on the Capitol that took place on January 6, 2021 in the United States has been found guilty Wednesday of several crimes, including threatening the then speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office said that the woman, who has been identified as Pauline Bauer, 55, is charged with a dozen charges including insurrection, obstruction of official proceedings, trespassing, assault and disorderly conduct, among others.

U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden found the woman guilty of many of them for trying to prevent the session being held that day in Congress to certify Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential election. «The evidence collected shows that Bauer illegally entered the Capitol and threatened Nancy Pelosi,» several court documents indicate, according to information from ‘The Hill’.

The woman was within walking distance of Pelosi’s office, which she asked to be forcibly removed. «Bring her in here. We’ll come in and get you if you don’t bring her in now,» she then warned. In addition, she pushed several police officers, whom she also shouted at.

Bauer, who was forcibly removed from the Capitol, was arrested months later in the state of Pennsylvania. She could be sentenced to 20 years in prison.