Jan. 6 rioter Stephen Ayres to testify before House panel

Stephen Ayres, an Ohio man who entered the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, is scheduled to testify Tuesday before the congressional committee investigating the attack. Ayres pleaded guilty to charges last month in connection with his January 6 actions approval with the Attorney General.

According to that loading document, a family member of Ayres, gave investigators a lead as to his involvement in the attack on the Capitol. Prosecutors claimed Ayres posted his January 6 activities on Facebook the same day. In video viewed by federal investigators, Ayres, along with two other people, identified himself by name and described his actions in the building

“Ayres explained that the ‘fake news’ didn’t report exactly what happened at the Capitol, but that they ‘saw everything’ and ‘got footage all over the Capitol,'” prosecutors allege.

In an affidavit, prosecutors allege that on January 2, 2021, Ayres also called on others to join in what he said would be a historic moment.

“History is being made right before your eyes!” Ayres reportedly wrote on Facebook. “When your grandkids ask, ‘Where were you when ……….. happened?’ What will your answer be?”

According to the affidavit, Ayres’ post also included references to former President Trump urging his supporters to go to the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2022-07-12/stephen-ayres-jan-6-committee Jan. 6 rioter Stephen Ayres to testify before House panel

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