A Utah activist who filmed the fatal shooting of a California Trump supporter during the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol last week was arrested Thursday, according to authorities.
But media outlets are ignoring one glaring fact.
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He’s a far-left activist.
John Sullivan, 26, a self-described journalist and liberal activist, released footage to the FBI that showed him entering the Capitol on Jan. 6 and roaming the building, according to arrest documents. He was charged with civil disorder, violent entry or disorderly conduct, and entering a restricted building or grounds.
His outing as a BLM supporter at least partly confirms suspicions that many had –– that although many of the violent culprits were President Donald Trump supporters, there was also at least one liberal provocateur present to incite chaos.
But of course, the corporate cable networks have been rather quiet about this, instead gravitating to the flare of the footage taken inside the Capitol that spread like wildfire.
Sullivan’s footage included footage of Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt, of San Diego, being shot dead by Capitol Police outside the Speaker’s Lobby, according to court documents.
He had told the AP earlier this week that he was only there to document the events at the U.S. Capitol.
Authorities say the audio from his video proves otherwise.
“Let’s burn this s**t down,” he can allegedly be heard saying at one point, according to authorities.
In another part of the video, Sullivan can be heard cheering on the crowd as they broke through the final barricade before the Capitol and saying “We did this together… We are all a part of history.”
In at least two encounters, Sullivan can be heard telling officers to stand down so they don’t get hurt and saying “the people have spoken,” according to an affidavit.
Sullivan was also charged with rioting and criminal mischief on July 13 following a June protest in Provo that resulted in an SUV driver being shot while driving through the two opposing groups. The case is still pending.
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Sullivan did not immediately respond to requests for comment Friday afternoon, and it is unclear if he has an attorney.
His initial court appearance is scheduled in the District of Utah on Jan. 15.
The Associated Press contributed to this article