One of the Marines expressed a desire for the Capitol attack to ignite a second civil war.
Three active-duty U.S. Marines have been arrested for their involvement in the January 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol building.
The three men — Cpl. Micah Coomer and Sgts. Joshua Abate and Dodge Dale Hellonen — were ardent loyalists to then-President Donald Trump. Surveillance footage of the attack shows the three men together, adorned in MAGA (“Make America Great Again,” Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign slogan) gear.
At one point, the three men placed one of their red MAGA hats on a statue inside the building, likely after members of Congress were evacuated due to the escalating violence.
The Marines each face multiple charges, including for disorderly conduct within the Capitol.
Maj. Kevin Stephensen, a spokesman for the Marine Corps, told news outlets that officials are aware of the allegations against the three active-duty Marines, and are “fully cooperating with appropriate authorities in support of the investigation.”
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