Capitol rioter who sat in Mike Pence’s chair had a history of antisemitic posts by the Forward

Capitol rioter who sat in Mike Pence’s chair had a history of antisemitic posts

In the early hours of Wednesday morning, FBI agents in Los Angeles arrested UCLA student Christian Secor, the Capital rioter who was pictured sitting in then-Vice President’s Mike Pence’s chair during the January 6 attack.

According to a complaint filed by the Department of Justice against Christian, he has a history of antisemitic posts.

According to the DOJ, in a now deleted Twitter account, Secor described fascism as “epic,” valorized the Charlottesville white supremacist rally where marchers chanted “Jews will not replace us,” and frequently posted about Jewish influence over the U.S. government and Western culture. The DOJ also tied him to a podcast “known for making racist statements and denying the Holocaust.”

The LA Times reported that he was taken into custody without bond and transferred to Washington D.C. to await trial by the U.S. Marshals Service.

Author

David Ian Klein

David Ian Klein

David Ian Klein covers breaking news and international Jewish communities for the Forward. You can reach him at Klein@forward.com and on Twitter @davidianklein .

Capitol rioter who sat in Pence’s chair arrested

Your Comments

The Forward welcomes reader comments in order to promote thoughtful discussion on issues of importance to the Jewish community. All readers can browse the comments, and all Forward subscribers can add to the conversation. In the interest of maintaining a civil forum, The Forward requires that all commenters be appropriately respectful toward our writers, other commenters and the subjects of the articles. Vigorous debate and reasoned critique are welcome; name-calling and personal invective are not and will be deleted. Egregious commenters or repeat offenders will be banned from commenting. While we generally do not seek to edit or actively moderate comments, our spam filter prevents most links and certain key words from being posted and the Forward reserves the right to remove comments for any reason.

Recommend this article

Capitol rioter who sat in Mike Pence’s chair had a history of antisemitic posts

Thank you!

This article has been sent!

Close