“I’m going to dc. … To save the nation. … I’m f— up some commies,”
At 11:28 a.m. Jan. 6, texts sent from Chwiesiuk’s phone said he was in D.C. “Knocked out a commie last night,” one text said. He sent a photo of himself wearing a hoodie where the Chicago Police Department emblem was visible and texted, “There’s so many blacks here I’m actually in disbelief.”
About 2:58 p.m. Jan. 6, Chwiesiuk sent a photo of himself and then texted, “We inside the capital lmfao.” The photo was taken inside the office of Sen. Jeff Merkley, a Democrat from Oregon, according to the complaint.