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Capitol Rioter Arrested After Incriminating Herself On Instagram: The Riot ‘Was Cool’

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Capitol Rioter Arrested After Incriminating Herself On Instagram: The Riot ‘Was Cool’




A University of Kentucky student from West Virginia who federal authorities said was captured on video with a mob of pro-Trump rioters inside the U.S. Capitol while carrying a sign that said “Members Only” now faces multiple federal charges, WCHS reports.

Gracyn Dawn Courtright has been charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority; knowingly engaging in disorderly or disruptive conduct in any restricted buildings or grounds; violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds and theft of government property (under $1,000).



According to the complaint filed against her, Courtright posted multiple videos to social media showing her inside the Capitol, some of which have since been deleted.

In one photo posted to Instagram, Courtright is seen inside the Capitol with the caption, “can’t wait to tell my grandkids I was here.”

Other photos from security footage allegedly show her inside the Capitol carrying a “Members Only” sign up a set of stairs before a law enforcement officer takes it away from her.




Screenshots also allegedly show a series of direct messages between Courtright and a witness, where Courtright says the riot “wasn’t like the news said,” adding that she “thought it was cool,” and “idk what treason is” after the witness told her what she did was treason.





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