Josiah Colt Wiki – Josiah Colt Biography
According to Josiah Colt wiki, Bio and Biograph, He is a photographer from Meridian who said in videos posted to social media that he was among a group of extremists who stormed the U.S. Capitol Building Wednesday. The mob fought with police officers and smashed their way into the building in a bid to halt legislators from confirming Joe Biden as the lawfully-elected next president of the United States.
It’s unclear whether Josiah Colt, a small business owner, and former Mountain View High School student, will face criminal charges in connection to the riot. Four people died in the clash, including a woman shot to death by Capitol Police, and several dozen were taken into custody.
Colt recorded himself in Washington D.C. the evening before the failed insurrection, walking through the district’s downtown area and attending a large gathering in support of President Donald Trump, who lost his reelection bid in November by more than 7 million votes.
Josiah Colt is 34-year-old as of 2020.
Capitol Rioter Pictured Hanging from Senate Balcony
Amid the chaos that ensued Wednesday in Washington, D.C., many photos and videos emerged of rioters entering the U.S. Capitol and storming into both chambers of Congress.
For some in Idaho, they saw a familiar face climbing down from the U.S. Senate Chamber gallery and onto the Senate floor — a 34-year-old man named Josiah Colt, who resides in the Treasure Valley.
Phone numbers listed for Colt for comment on this story went unanswered as of Thursday morning. Attempts to reach him through social media and email were also unsuccessful.
In a video posted to Facebook and circulated widely on other social media platforms like YouTube, Colt erroneously claims he was the first rioter to sit in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s chair, calling her treasonous and a traitor. Colt actually was in the Senate chamber and was photographed in the seat reserved for the vice president.
I just got in the Capitol building, he says in the video. I hopped down into the chamber.
Later, he posted a video on Facebook stating he didn’t know what to do now that the photo of him had been widely circulated.
I’m in downtown D.C., he said in the video. I’m all over the news now. But, like, I’m just like every single one of those people that was marching. A peaceful protest, we’re here to represent America … we’re tired of being lied to. We’re tired of people stealing from us, stealing our freedoms, stealing our liberties. I didn’t hurt anybody in there. Like, yeah, I did sit in Nancy Pelosi’s seat. She shouldn’t be there.
Following the riots that engulfed the Nation’s Capitol, Colt issued a statement to Boise’s CBS2 News. He apologized for his actions and called the Senate Chamber sacred ground.
[I] sincerely apologize to the American people, Colt said in the statement. I recognize the actions that have brought shame upon myself, my family, my friends, and my beautiful country. At the moment I thought I was doing the right thing. I realize now that my actions were inappropriate and I beg for forgiveness from America and my home state of Idaho.
Josiah Colt is listed with a Meridian address on business filings for a company called Funnel Craft LLC. Colt is named as CEO of FunnelCraft.co on the company’s website, which lists a Boise address. Colt’s LinkedIn profile shows a job history in digital marketing and advertising, a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and volunteer work for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America as a positive role model and example for the troubled youth.
Colt has been active on several social media platforms — with accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube — but the two accounts he used most actively this week were deleted late Wednesday night.
Before the accounts disappeared, they showed Colt sharing conspiracy theories about the coronavirus and COVID-19 vaccine, and equating pandemic mandates with Nazi Germany.
America needs to realize the people are in charge and the unconstitutional government has gotten out of hand trying to enforce ‘laws’ it makes up at a whim, Colt wrote Dec. 15. This is America and not this authority/fear police state that the left wants everyone to cower to.
He and a friend planned to travel to Washington, D.C., to protest the election results, according to posts on social media. The friend posted on Facebook asking for donations to a GoFundMe, saying they had already booked and paid for the trip.
It’s time to fight for the freedom of this country from getting bulldozed by the domestic terrorists in office pushing Chinese communist agendas and ideology while stripping our freedoms away one by one, Colt said in a comment on that Facebook post. Now is the time to fight.
As of Thursday morning, Colt was not in the custody at the D.C. Jail, according to jail staff. According to Reuters, the Metropolitan Police Department arrested 52 people related to the chaos in and around the Capitol as of Wednesday night. Many arrests related to violations of the D.C. mayor’s 6 p.m. curfew, and several others were arrested on charges relating to carrying unlicensed or prohibited firearms, according to the news agency.
Metropolitan police released a list of individuals arrested during Wednesday’s riot, which did not list Colt as someone taken into police custody. However, police also released a list of photos consisting of persons of interest which included a photo of Colt climbing down onto the Senate floor.
The FBI is actively seeking information, including tips, photos, and videos, about people who participated in the riot.
Josiah Colt Arrested?
‘I was arrested for the first time in my life and charged with unlawful entry.
“ My decision to enter the Capitol was wrong and I deeply regret that I did. Unreservedly and as a peaceful and law-abiding citizen, he condemns the violence and destruction that took place in Washington.
‘I offer my sincere apologies for my indiscretion and deeply regret that my actions have embarrassed my family, colleagues, friends, and compatriots.
“It was the worst personal decision of my life; I have no excuse for my actions and I wish I could withdraw them. ‘
His company, Cogensia, tweeted a statement after Rukstales’ involvement in the siege became known, saying that he had been put on leave.
Our CEO, Brad Rukstales, participated in the recent protests in Washington DC. Those actions were his and they were not acting on behalf of Cogensia nor do his actions reflect in any way the policies or values of our firm. He has been granted a leave of absence while we continue to evaluate.