Matthew Bledsoe, who scaled a wall before entering the Capitol through a door with broken glass panels, tried to convince jurors that he thought he was allowed inside.
Matthew Bledsoe, of Memphis, was convicted Thursday on a felony count of obstruction of an official proceeding as well as four misdemeanors, including entering or remaining in a restricted building and disorderly and disruptive conduct. Bledsoe, the seventh Jan. 6 defendant to face a jury trial, took the stand as a witness on Wednesday.
In an attempt to explain why he climbed a wall to get to the Capitol, Bledsoe said his home in Tennessee was "quite a bit different" than D.C., and that he climbed walls back home regularly.
While many Trump cultists are not watching the hearings, Trump is. He took to his own Twitter alternative to post a whiny defense of his behavior.
Trump later complained on his TruthSocial website that the committee hasn't investigated his claims of a rigged election. "Will there by any mention or study by the Unselects of how the Election was Rigged and Stolen? There is sooo much evidence but the Unselects don’t want it seen in any way, shape, or form – and for good reason – it would ruin their latest Scam!"