On Jan. 6, 2021, supporters of the now twice impeached ex-president who lost the popular vote twice converged on the United States Capitol Building with flag poles, bear spray, a gallows pole with a noose attached, and zip ties to stop the certification of the 2020 presidential election results. Thanks to Donald Trump’s Big Lie – a term used to refer to the lie about how Trump actually won the 2020 presidential election but it was stolen from him by Democrats, Republican secretaries of state, poll workers and volunteers, a vote tabulating machine manufacturing company, Italy, and the long-dead Hugo Chavez of Venezuela – Capitol Police officers were attacked, beaten, overrun, and even grievously injured.
N.Y. judge’s son who dressed as cave man in Jan. 6 riot sentenced to 8 months for felony civil disorder, first of 200 defendants facing similar charge to be sentenced. 12th felony sentencing, by @hsu_spencer : https://t.co/kAVb05MWkn
— Tom Jackman (@TomJackmanWP) May 6, 2022
In New York, the song of a state Supreme Court justice, Aaron Mostofsky, was sentenced to eight months in jail for his role in the attack. Mostofsky could be seen on camera on Jan. 6 in a caveman costume inside the Capitol Building.
POLITICO correspondent Kyle Cheney live-tweeted as the case played out in a New York courtroom, and he recounted a scathing admonishment of Mostofsky for his role in the Jan. 6 Capitol Building attack.
According to The Washington Post, U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg told Mostofsky that:
‘What’s critical for you to understand, and for the public to understand, is that without conduct like yours, without people on the front lines pushing, the barricades wouldn’t have fallen, the Capitol would not have been overrun, people would not have been killed, and others would not have suffered serious physical and mental injuries.’
Twitter had a lot to saying about Mostofky’s seemingly light sentence, with many agreeing that his status as the son of a judge likely contributed to the decision by the judge. Read some of their comments below: