Jan. 6 Capitol rioter who threatened to shoot Nancy Pelosi sentenced for trespassing

On January 6, 2021, a US Capitol rioter who claimed to have searched for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that day in an attempt to assassinate her received a 60-day prison term on Thursday.

Dawn Bancroft recorded a selfie after leaving the Capitol on January 6 and remarked, “We broke into the Capitol, we got inside, we did our part.”

“We were looking for Nancy to shoot her in the frickin’ brain, but we didn’t find her,” Dawn added.

In his remarks during the sentencing hearing on Thursday, district judge Emmet Sullivan remarked, “Those comments, Mrs. Bancroft, are not acceptable in a democratic society, I feel bad for you, I feel bad for you that you made these comments.”

Sullivan stated that he had given Bancroft’s request for a two-month sentence some thought but ultimately decided against it.

Bancroft, 59, admitted to participating in an illegal protest in September and was sentenced to three years of probation as well as 100 hours of community service.

Sullivan stated, adding that others might have acted on her remarks, “The comments you made on the steps of the Capitol in the presence of others… they were reckless statements that people should be held accountable for.”

“How many others left there that day (thinking), ‘Hey, next time I come I’m going to bring my bullets for Nancy,'” Sullivan stated.

Bancroft admitted to making a “very bad choice that day” and expressed sorry to the court. She added that since her arrest, she had received letters and phone calls threatening her and harassing her.

Carina Laguzzi, Bancroft’s attorney, contended in a court document that her client wasn’t being literal when she threatened Speaker Pelosi.