Kevin Loftus is a veteran of the U.S. military and one of the hundreds of demonstrators who broke into the interior of the U.S. Capitol on the 6th local time.
“Even the second floor of the Capitol is a man,” Loftus said emotionally.
Loftus wore a military uniform and did not wear a mask, and his hat was printed with a slogan “Make America Great Again”.
Shortly after being driven away by security forces, Loftus showed off to other pro-Trump demonstrators that he was one of the people who successfully entered the Capitol.
“I’m in,” he said proudly in a garden full of Trump supporters.
In an interview with EFI, Loftus said that in order to use his mobile phone to shoot the protests in support of Trump, he climbed up a scaffold outside the Capitol.
“And then I saw a door in the Capitol open and several protesters held the door and motioned me to enter.”
According to the report, Loftus only took a walk in the building and did not enter the semi-circular room where the joint conference on the certification of election results was held.
This meeting, held jointly by both houses of Parliament, aims to count the votes of the electoral college.
“I took two selfies and then the police started throwing tear gas at us and we had to leave,” Loftus said.
Just then, a woman walked to Loftus and asked if he was an “Internet celebrity” and whether he had a social media account, “because there were many people everyone knew about this protest”. Loftus denied this.
According to the report, Loftus and his son rushed to Washington from Wisconsin on the 6th to participate in the pro-Trump protest. He said that the purpose of this trip was to condemn “election fraud”.
Since Biden’s victory results came out, Trump has never stopped accusing so-called election fraud, but has not provided any evidence.
However, some voters who support the Republican Party like Loftus firmly believe that there is fraud in the election and believe that traditional media deliberately tamper with information compared with informal channels such as social software.
Some social software platforms have also become “speakers” for “conspiracy theories”.
“We’re here to send a message to the world that we’ve had enough as Trump supporters.” Loftus said he would not leave the surrounding Capitol.
However, when asked about the purpose of breaking into the Capitol or protest, Loftus’s answer was vague and after thinking for a while, he said, “It’s better to hold the election again.”