A Georgia attorney boasted that he and other rioters had “kicked Nancy Pelosi’s office door” and that the house spokesman evaded “torn into small pieces” according to a criminal complaint.
William McCall Calhoun Jr., an attorney based in Americus, Georgia, was charged with entering a restricted building, engaging in violent or disorderly conduct, and obstructing official government processes, according to an FBI affidavit requesting his arrest.
The FBI’s National Threat Operation Center received a notice that Calhoun, according to an affidavit, documented in word and video on social media in his role in the deadly January 6 riot in the US Capitol Building.
Thousands of President Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the Capitol in hopes of preventing Congress from formalizing President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. At least five people died as a result of the violence.
Calhoun said the “mob” searched Pelosi’s “inner sanctuary,” according to his Facebook post cited in the affidavit.
“And take this – the first of us to come upstairs stepped into Nancy Pelosi’s office door and pushed down the hall toward her inner sanctuary, the mob howling with rage,” Calhoun wrote, according to the FBI.
“Mad Nancy would probably have been torn to bits, but she was nowhere to be seen.”
Calhoun’s Facebook and Parler accounts mentioned in the affidavit appeared to have been deleted by Tuesday afternoon.
The suspected rioter was taken into custody Friday and will remain in jail until his trial on Thursday, according to a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Georgia Central Middle District.
A Calhoun attorney did not immediately return messages seeking comment.
Practicing criminal and insurance law, Calhoun had a good reputation and was not intended for any discipline according to Georgia Bar Association records.
An association spokesman declined to speak about Calhoun on Tuesday afternoon, but said in a statement: “The bar is only competent for attorneys in their professional lives. The rules therefore do not apply to personal conduct unless a member becomes a member because of it convicted of a crime. “
He was admitted to the Georgia bar in 1990.