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A Far-Right Extremist Stormed the Capitol While Positive with COVID-19

One of the rioters who stormed the US Capitol building is a far-right live streamer who recently tested positive for the coronavirus — and was seen in the mob without a mask, according to reports Thursday.

Tim Gionet, a white nationalist troll known as Baked Alaska, streamed more than 20 minutes of his breach inside the building — at times wearing no mask — as terrified lawmakers were rushed to safety, according to Business Insider.

During his live stream, on the blockchain service DLive, Gionet interviewed other rioters, hinted that he planned to sleep inside a lawmaker’s office and use a desk phone to call President Trump, the outlet reported.

Gionet was also recorded maskless in the crowd outside the building — just days after he posted a video Monday about testing positive for COVID-19, The Daily Dot reported.

In the video, the far-right troll says he contracted the virus from a bar bouncer and plans to sue the establishment.

Read the source article at New York Post

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