The woman, who brought her 14-year-old son to the Capitol on January 6 last year, will be jailed for three months for illegally parading on campus during the rebellion, CNN reported on Friday,
Why this matters: Virginia Spencer and her husband entered a hallway of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s offices while inside the Capitol, later joining a crowd who attempted to enter the chamber of the House as lawmakers were still trapped inside Were, according to court documents,
Noteworthy: It is one of the longer sentences handed out on January 6, who faces charges of nonviolent misdemeanors, CNN notes.
- Spencer will also be on probation for three years.
Description: wig pleaded guilty She expressed regret over her actions in September and January 6, but District Judge Colleen Koller-Kotley reprimanded her for “lack of judgment” on Friday, according to CNN.
- “It’s very hard to understand… why would you bring a 14-year-old minor son to the Capitol,” Koller-Kotley said.
- “Law enforcement had weapons, some of them” [rioters] Weapons were there,” she said. “I don’t understand but I’m sure he’s okay.”
- Spencer’s husband has pleaded not guilty to multiple charges.
big picture: The Justice Department has arrested 725 people in connection with the riots in almost all 50 states.