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A former Navy SEAL who is facing questions from the FBI after boasting about the Capitol siege in a video told ABC News on Tuesday that he now realizes “it was all taken too far.”
Adam Newbold, who reportedly spent over two decades in the US Navy and is a retired reserve SEAL, reportedly posted a video on Jan. 6 stating that he felt pride following the events that unfolded in DC that day. He said that he hoped “it pans out to be a positive revolution.”
“I’m hoping the message was strong enough,” he said in the video, which has since been deleted from Facebook but was obtained by ABC News. “Unfortunately, maybe it wasn’t. I hate to see this escalate more.”
He reportedly said that the aim was to leave congressional leaders “shaking in their shoes” and make them “think twice about what they’re doing.”
Talking to ABC News on Tuesday, he said that he had been interviewed by the FBI and was facing additional questioning about his involvement in the events at the Capitol, which he said did not include assaulting law enforcement personnel or breaching the halls of Congress.
Newbold told the outlet that he would …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Politics