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Married couple plead responsible to pro-Trump Capitol riots

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Source: Ministry of Justice

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Before the uprising, Jessica Bustle wrote in a Facebook post: "We don't win this thing if we're on the sidelines. Excited to stand for the truth with my patriots and freedom fighters in D.C. today."

After the uprising, Jessica wrote on Facebook: "We need a revolution! We can accept an honest and fair election, but that is NOT fair and patriots do not want their country to be brought into communism and destroyed because of a lie."

Jessica also called then Vice President Mike Pence a "traitor" and boasted "We stormed the Capitol" in another post.

The uprising began after Trump called on supporters at a White House rally to march to the Capitol, where Congress convened in joint session to confirm President Joe Biden's electoral college victory.

Pence led the process when hundreds of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol complex and invaded the convention halls.

Records from cell phones linked to the Bustles showed they were in the Capitol Rotunda for about 20 minutes.

Supporters of US President Donald Trump protest in the rotunda of the US Capitol on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC.

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A surveillance video from inside the Capitol showed the couple entering the building. This video shows Jessica Bustle holding up a sign that reads "VACCINE VIOLATION is the REAL PANDEMIC" on one side and, according to court documents, "MANDATORY MEDICAL PROCEDURES DO NOT have a place in a FREE society".

Joshua Bustle, who apparently recorded his wife on a cell phone while they were in the Rotunda, was wearing "a similar sign" according to court documents.

During the couple's hearing on Monday, Jessica Bustle said, “I wanted to say that I admit [guilt] to the things I said and that I am sorry for saying them, but also that there are other things that were said in those posts that were nice like "pray for America" ​​that were not on the court records.

Trump has falsely claimed for months that he beat Biden in the presidential election.

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