Trump Rioter Cries ‘Tears of Regret’ as He Faces 20 Years in Prison Following Guilty Plea
As this site has reported several times, we are going to hear some strange stuff at the sentencing hearings for the Capitol rioters. It’s not unusual at all. Go down to your county courthouse and you’ll hear many of the same statements. One thing that a person might keep in mind is that some of them aare actually true.
We now have an argument from Robert Palmer, who at least recognizes that this is no ordinary crime and will be remembered for quite some time. He might even know why. Palmer was no passive bystander. He was one that ensured this riot became the type that will never be forgotten.
From WSUA Chanel 9:
Robert Palmer, 54, of Tampa admitted in U.S. District Court on Monday that he was the man wearing a red, white and blue “Trump” jacket while attacking police protecting the entrance to the Lower West Terrace of the US Capitol January 6.
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Good idea, what with being on camera and all.
Palmer told U.S. District Court Judge Tanya Chutkan he was the one identified in Department of Justice images who threw a wooden plank at police, sprayed a fire extinguisher at officers until it was empty and then threw the empty fire extinguisher canister at the line of police.
In other words, this was a very serious crime. Try it with your local county sheriff. Using this type of behavior against law enforcement officers is particularly culpable and will earn one a stiff sentence.
Before his court hearing, Palmer displayed a different bearing than the man captured in images from the riot – sobbing onto the shoulder of his defense attorney Bjorn Brunvand moments before the two men entered the court for Palmer to plead guilty to felony a$$ault on law enforcement.
“That was Mr. Palmer being remorseful for what he did on January 6th,” Brunvand said in an interview leaving court. “And also, afraid of what’s to come.
TEARS OF REGRET? Or what’s to come? Robert Palmer of Florida sobbed on his on his attorney’s shoulder before entering courtroom to plead guilty to assault on police during #CapitolRiots. There are 3 US Marshals here to take him into custody if judge orders. Faces years in prison pic.twitter.com/Uv7JtT3nvU
— Eric Flack (@EricFlackTV) October 4, 2021
This is not surprising. One feels a little less tough, much more exposed, and far more afraid. Whether that fear helps him or not… it’s better than standing there defiantly saying he was right.