WASHINGTON D.C. (WCMH) — A man from New Holland, Ohio, pled guilty on multiple charges related to taking part in the Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol.
Court documents from the D.C. attorney’s office state James Horning, 44, pled guilty Thursday to the following charges:
- Knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority
- Disorderly conduct which impedes the conduct of government business
- Violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds
- Pandering, demonstrating, or picketing in the Capitol buildings
- Obstruction of justice/Congress
Court documents state that Horning posted pictures and messages to social media showing him at and inside the Capitol Building on Jan. 6.
According to a screenshot included in court documents, when asked on social media why he was in Washington, Horning replied, “3 reasons…to be there when history happens. To participate in anarchy. To smoke weed in government buildings… The real reason was to intimidate congress… they have a 9 % approval rating. We accomplished that. Maybe they will work on that because they know we could have got them and have mercy.”
Horning was arrested on Feb. 26, 2021, and was indicted in April of last year.