“A Trump supporter who admitted he stormed the Capitol and stole a bottle of liquor and a coat rack on Jan. 6, 2021, testified at his trial Wednesday that he was ‘following presidential orders.’
Dustin Thompson, 38 — a married, college-educated Ohio resident — told jurors he didn’t have any strong male role models in his life and was hoping to gain the ‘respect’ and ‘approval’ of former President Donald Trump when he entered the Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot.”
You’d think that a married with children, college-educated man wouldn’t act like a frat boy and storm the Capitol, stealing a bottle of liquor and a coat rack as souvenirs.
And you’d think that after a year he’d have to time to reflect on his impulsive and insurrectionist actions, apologize and throw himself at the mercy of the court.
But Thompson, only the third January 6 defendant to opt for a jury trial, is trying to convince jurors that he was only following presidential orders and that Trump is responsible for the mob that stormed the Capitol.
The I was only “following presidential orders” didn’t work for the Nazis who gassed Jews in extermination camps, and it’s not going to work for the idiots who stormed the Capitol.
Thompson is responsible for his own actions and I hope the jury throws the book at him, and Trump is responsible for inciting the mob of insurrectionists, and I hope he will eventually face a jury.