A YouTuber named Baked Alaska who livestreamed himself inside the Capitol at the riot and urged others to 'occupy' the building pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge

  • A YouTuber who stormed the Capitol last year pleaded guilty on Friday to a misdemeanor charge.

  • The YouTuber, Baked Alaska, recorded himself inside the Capitol building for 27 minutes.

  • In the video, he can be heard urging others to "occupy" the building, federal records say.

A YouTuber known as Baked Alaska pleaded guilty on Friday to a misdemeanor charge in connection to the January 6, 2021 Capitol riot.

Baked Alaska, whose real name is Anthime Gionet, stormed the Capitol on January 6 last year and livestreamed himself for 27 minutes while urging others to come inside the building, according to records from the Justice Department.

In the livestream, he's heard yelling "patriots are in control" and "whose house? Our house," an FBI agent investigating his involvement said in the records.

"The defendant is repeatedly heard encouraging other protestors not to leave," per the records.

"Occupy the Capitol let's go. We ain't leaving this bitch," he said.

The video, according to the FBI's statement of facts, shows him entering an office within the Capitol building and reclining on a couch while placing his feet up on a table. When law enforcement officers arrive and ask him to move, he claims to be a member of the media and asks for directions.

A few minutes later, he begins to verbally attack a law enforcement officer, the records say.

"You're a fucking oathbreaker you piece of shit," he told the officer, per the FBI's statement. "You broke your oath to the constitution."

The Capitol riot left five people, including one police officer, dead. Members of the Proud Boys, which is classified as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, were also present.

Organizers were emboldened by former President Donald Trump's urges to protest the results of the 2020 election with him, despite Joe Biden's election victory. While members of Congress were meeting inside the Capitol to certify the results and verify Biden's electoral win, Trump supporters organized an attempted coup and stormed the Capitol.

After the riot, insurrectionists scrambled to delete photos and social-media posts proving their participation in the Capitol riot. Some broke their cellphones, scrubbed their social media accounts, and tried to wipe hard drives that might contain photos and other proof of their involvement.

But others boasted of their involvement, making it easier for the FBI to identify and later bring charges against them. So far, more than 882 people have been charged in connection with the insurrection, according to Insider's database.

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