Christian Secor is a UCLA student who was charged in the United States on January 6. Capitol riot after he was captured in photos seated in the chair of the Senate vice president, the FBI reports. On February 16, Secor was detained in California, according to the U.S. Office of the Solicitor for the District of Columbia.
Allegedly, Christian Alexander Secor was among the group of rioters storming the building on January 6. Before marauding into the building alongside hundreds of other demonstrators, he is accused of charging through a doorway blocked by three police officers.
He is 22 years old.
Sat in Mike Pence’s Chair Full Details
Secor was seen seated in the chair previously occupied by Vice President Mike Pence in videos and pictures, the FBI said in a criminal complaint. After entering the building during the standoff, he was also seen carrying a flag across the Capitol and onto the Senate floor, FBI agents said.
DOJ unseals charges against Christian Secor, a UCLA undergrad student who self-identifies as a fascist and is President of the “America First Bruins.”
Secor is charged with assaulting federal officers and was one of the rioters seen sitting in the Speaker’s Chair. pic.twitter.com/EPJCeI8cMw
According to the FBI, between January 17 and January 22, agents obtained tips on Secor through the FBI media submission portal and the FBI tipline. Secor was named by at least 11 tipsters as one of the riot participants who had infiltrated the U.S.
On the day a joint session of Congress, overseen by Vice President Mike Pence, was scheduled to certify President Joe Biden as the 2020 election winner, Capitol during the pro-Trump siege.
*UCLA student Christian Secor was arrested Tuesday in Capitol riot.
*Stormed Senate & sat in Mike Pence’s chair.
*Feds say he has called for America to become a “whites-only” nation.
*Charges: assaulting/resisting officers; obstructing official proceeding. https://t.co/MNWYSJJ1fepic.twitter.com/iOpKwB7mHz
In a criminal complaint lodged in Secor’s case, the FBI wrote, “These tipsters provided images and videos of Secor inside the U.S. Capitol Building, both standing on the floor of the Senate chamber, and sitting in the Chair of the Presiding Officer on the upper tier of the two-tiered dais at the head of the Senate chamber. This seat is normally occupied by either the Vice President of the United States and President of the Senate, the President Pro Tempore, or another Senator acting as the Presiding Officer. These images were widely circulated via both mainstream news outlets and on social media platforms.”
In the pictures and videos, the FBI said Secor was seen wearing a red “Make America Great Again” hat that was covered with many stickers, including a blue circle with the letters AF in white writing on the bill, along with a black sweater, black gloves, tan pants and a T-shirt with an “adulterated American flag and the letters “IMER” visible in white writing.”
Secor was also seen in a video recorded by The New Yorker that was aired on MSNBC, according to the criminal complaint. In the video on the floor of the Senate, Secor was seen sitting in the chair previously occupied by Pence, with the flag of America First against the wall behind him, the FBI said.
Surveillance video supplied by the Capitol Police to investigators also shows Secor in other areas of the Capitol, including the east corridor and the gallery of the Senate, the FBI said.
The FBI arrested Christian Secor from Costa Mesa, CA this week for his involvement in the Jan. 6 U.S. Capital riot.
In an affidavit, the FBI says they received tips from UCLA students who identified Secor as an undergraduate and founder of a fascist campus organization. pic.twitter.com/VyQRsUKMkF
Investigators said Secor was seen at one point in a security video of rioters attempting to break through a doorway blocked by three police officers from the Capitol. The FBI said the actions of Secor and the others pressing on the officers’ blocked double doors caused the doors to open and open, “dozens of additional rioters flooded into the building. The Capitol Police officers were shoved by the crowd, at times trapped between the doors and the crowd, and eventually pushed out of the way of the oncoming mob. Law enforcement’s efforts to keep out the additional rioters were frustrated by the crowd inside pushing on the doors, including Secor.”
I just learned that the man in this video sitting in the VP’s chair is Christian Secor — a UCLA student.
Journalists have already chronicled his history of hate on campus. His expulsion & condemnation from @UCLA is long overdue.