WASHINGTON (AP) — Prosecutors have urged a federal judge to convict a Confederate flag-toting man and his son of storming the U.S. Capitol to stop Congress from certifying President Joe Biden’s 2020 electoral victory.
U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden didn’t immediately issue a verdict Tuesday after hearing attorneys’ closing arguments in the bench trial of Delaware residents Kevin Seefried and his adult son, Hunter. The judge told them to return to court on Wednesday afternoon. Kevin Seefried carried a Confederate battle flag inside the Capitol after he and his son entered the building through a broken window.
Their lawyers said they never intended to disrupt the joint session of Congress on Jan. 6, 2021.
PHOTO INFO – Insurrectionists loyal to President Donald Trump, including Kevin Seefried, left, walk on a hallway after a confrontation with Capitol Police officers outside the Senate Chamber inside the Capitol, Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington. A federal trial is scheduled to start on Monday, June 13, for Seefried and his son Hunter who have been charged with storming the U.S. Capitol together. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
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