John Sullivan – the founder of a left-wing activist group – has been charged with breaching the U.S. Capitol, and the affidavit reveals he exclaimed “we gotta get this shit burned” despite Sullivan’s claims he was only there to “record.”
Sullivan, the founder of “an activist group formed after the killing of George Floyd in the summer of 2020” entitled Insurgence USA which “calls itself anti-fascist and protests police brutality,” insisted he was only inside the U.S. Capitol on January 6th to “record.”
“I just wanted to be able to show people how it was, and I knew I would be able to get to the truth and to the front and be able to show you, I’m talking to these people, I’m conversing with these people in the crowd, but I can’t tell you that I agree with Trump or MAGA supporters,” Sullivan told Fox News.
Despite these remarks, the 18-page affidavit reveals that Sullivan allegedly incited violence by exclaiming “we gotta get this shit burned” and “it’s our house motherfuckers”:
“During one of his interactions with others, Sullivan can be heard in the video saying, “We gotta get this shit burned.” At other times as he is walking through the Capitol, Sullivan can be heard saying, among other things, “it’s our house motherfuckers” and “we are getting this shit.”