Capitol riot suspect pleads guilty to disruptive conduct

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Capitol riot suspect pleads guilty to disruptive conduct

WASHINGTON - A woman who flew on a private plane to the nation's capital ahead of the Jan. 6 riot pleaded guilty Thursday to engaging in disruptive or disorderly conduct in a restricted building.

Katherine Schwab of Texas, who said she accepted an offer to fly on a Facebook friend's personal aircraft, admitted writing in messages before the Capitol attack that s't will go down and that she needed to stop the steal. Schwab, who traveled to Washington with co-defendants Jenna Ryan and Jason Lee Hyland, admitted she was the first of the trio to enter the Capitol on January 6, 2021.

Hyland was sentenced this month to a week behind bars, Ryan, who had declared she was not going to jail, was sentenced in November to 60 days in prison.

Schwab admitted to kicking and throwing media equipment with other members of the mob outside the Capitol.

I went into the Capitol, Schwab admitted in a video recording on the day of the riot, calling police traitors, sheep and pathetic. Schwab said that you want a f- ing revolution, and that it will happen.

Schwab said she went inside the Capitol because then-Vice President Mike Pence had frightened us over. Pence was in the building where he was overseeing the counting of electoral votes in a joint session of Congress.

More than 850 people have been arrested in connection with the attack on the Capitol, and the FBI has the names of hundreds more people who have not yet been arrested. The Justice Department resources have been stretched because of the large number of cases that make their way through the FBI, prosecutors and court system.