A Capital Region resident makes no apologies for his involvement in the insurrection at the Nation's capital, even after he was arrested.

Most of us know that on January 6, an armed mob broke into the nation's Capital building and disrupted lawmakers as they worked to count the electoral votes for President and Vice President of the United States.  The mob was successful in delaying the count, but they ultimately did not stop it.  Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are clear victors of the 2020 election with 306 electoral votes.

It was a horrible scene witnessed around the world where five people died and many people were injured.  Since that day the Internet has been buzzing with images of some of the people who attacked their own country.

According to the Daily Gazette, One of the people involved was 26-year old Brandon Fellows of Schenectady.  Fellows has been unemployed since March 2020, and he was upset because New York denied his application for unemployment benefits.

It seems that his life went even further downhill when his family ostracized him because of his political views.  One report says that no one invited him to Christmas dinner except his grandmother.

Fellows was allegedly living in a converted school bus when he decided to make the trip to Washington, DC.  

He arrived in DC around 1 o’clock in the morning.  Then he went to see Donald Trump give his speech before he decided to join a group of angry people attacking the Capitol Building.

Fellows seems very proud of himself.  He said, “I have no regrets. I didn’t hurt anybody, I didn’t break anything.  I did trespass though I guess.“  He posted himself on several social media sites as he propped his muddy boots on one of the senator’s desks.  He provided a lot of incriminating information about himself to law-enforcement officials.

Special Agent Thomas Relford announced Fellow’s arrest.  He said, “Our office arrested Capital Region resident Brandon Fellows last night for his role in last week’s riot and assault on the Capitol building in DC.  We are determined to help our colleagues at @FBIWFO identify, investigate, and bring to justice anyone involved in the siege and I expect more arrests in our region.  We remain grateful to the community for the tremendous assistance and continue to encourage anyone with information to call 1-800-CALL-FBI.”AP

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