The former editor of an Orthodox Jewish newspaper in New York City — identified two years ago as a member of the Jan. 6 mob by POLITICO — was charged Thursday with two felonies for his actions at the Capitol on Jan. 6.
Elliot Resnick, who had drawn controversy prior to Jan. 6 for incendiary and bigoted comments — labeling African religions as “primitive” and suggesting white supremacy is fictional — grabbed a Capitol Police officer’s arm while he was attempting to defend the doors leading to the rotunda, according to charging documents. After those doors were breached, Resnick remained by the entrance and helped pull other rioters into the building at one of the earliest moments of the breach, according to the documents.
Resnick faces charges of civil disorder and impeding police officers, as well as misdemeanor counts for entering and remaining in a restricted building, as well as disorderly or disruptive conduct in a Capitol building.
In a statement of facts accompanying the case, the FBI special agent who investigated Resnick indicated that an April 8 POLITICO story played a role in the FBI’s identification of Resnick, when a tipster brought it to the bureau’s attention.
At the time, the Jewish Press’ editorial board defended Resnick’s presence at the Capitol, contending that he was there in a professional capacity to cover the events of the day.
If blacks resent America's so much, let them discard Christianity (which the "white man" gave them) and re-embrace the primitive religions they practiced in Africa.— Elliot Resnick (@ResnickElliot) June 19, 2019
I'd like to know what a "white nationalist" is and if you've ever met such a creature since I certainly have not. https://t.co/YPoeZqsUxi— Elliot Resnick (@ResnickElliot) March 22, 2019
Raise your hand if during your entire life you've ever met a white supremacist.— Elliot Resnick (@ResnickElliot) September 5, 2018
What is a "white nationalist" and when is the last time such a creature walked the planet?— Elliot Resnick (@ResnickElliot) July 11, 2019
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