According to a news release from the Department of Justice, police have arrested a Georgia woman who traveled with the man who was photographed in the U.S. Capitol wearing military gear and carrying weapons and zip ties.
Lisa Eisenhart was charged with “being in a restricted building without lawful authority, violent entry or disorderly conduct in the Capitol, along with a charge of conspiracy,” according to Daily Mail.
In the now-viral photograph, you see Munchel and his mother, 57-year-old Eisenhart, holding a stack of plastic cuffs. Both had on bulletproof vests as they chased cops through the Capitol building.
According to Daily Mail, “video footage clearly shows the pair holding the flex cuffs as they attempted to chase two cops inside the Capitol building.”
At the time of the protests, Eisenhart had the opportunity to speak with news outlets.
“The left has everything: the media, organizations, the government. We have to organize if we’re going to fight back and be heard,” she said. “This country was founded on revolution. If they’re going to take every legitimate means from us, and we can’t even express ourselves on the internet, we won’t even be able to speak freely, what is America for? I’d rather die as a 57-year-old woman than live under oppression. I’d rather die and would rather fight.”
The mother and son duo, who drove all the way from Nashville to partake in the protests, claims they found the zip tie cuffs already inside the Capitol building. The duo claims they were picking them up to hand off to an on-duty officer.
“We picked them up to prevent them falling into hands of bad actors,” Eisenhart said. The alleged pair said they had no intentions of making anything violent.
They also delusionally alleged that they thought they were welcomed to enter the Capitol building.
“We wanted to show that we’re willing to rise up, band together and fight if necessary. Same as our forefathers, who established this country in 1776. It was a kind of flexing of muscles,” Munchel told The Times of London.
Law enforcement officials are very interested to learn what people were planning to do with zip-ties.
Prosecutors are also saying that the charges set now are only the beginning.
Many rioters, including the two above, will likely face charges in their home states, especially if they actually breached the Capitol. Some states included are Kentucky, Ohio, and Oregon.
Currently, the U.S. Army is investigating “25 people, including active-duty members, thought to have participated in the mob,” Daily Mail reported.
Capitol Riot Arrest-Lisa Eisenhart was taken into custody by FBI Agents in Nashville a short time ago on charges relating to the U.S. Capitol riots. Charges include conspiring with her son, Eric Munchel to violate federal statutes. pic.twitter.com/lgjqrYN8j2
— U.S Attorney-Middle District of Tennessee (@USAO_MDTN) January 16, 2021