A prominent leftist agitator who once threatened on camera to rip President Trump out of office and “burn this s— down” while pointing to the White House is facing criminal charges for his participation in the Jan. 6 Capitol riots.
John Earle Sullivan admitted to Salt Lake City’s KUTV that he joined pro-Trump rioters who stormed the Capitol building but claimed it was only to document the siege.
John Sullivan, a known agitator and protestor from Utah has been detained tonight in Washington D.C.
He broke into the U.S Capitol yesterday and was recorded just outside the chambers where a woman was shot. pic.twitter.com/myTKA77Zn9
— Heidi Hatch (@tvheidihatch) January 8, 2021
Sullivan said he witnessed the death of QAnon conspiracy theorist Ashli Babbitt as she attempted to enter the Speaker’s Lobby through a broken window. Before Sullivan’s arrest, he told Fox News that he didn’t notice any other left-wing extremists in the Capitol but added that he couldn’t be sure.
Sullivan is charged with entering a restricted building or grounds, “civil disorders,” and violent entry or disorderly conduct.
Read the probable cause affidavit here: