Woman Who Tried To Hang Pelosi Sentenced

U.S. Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)

(DCWatchdog.com) – A woman who attempted to get to then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to hang her and kill her during the January 6, 2021, events at the US Capitol has been sentenced to more than two years in prison.

In January, 55-year-old Pauline Bauer of Kane, Pennsylvania, was convicted of riot-related charges by US District Judge Trevor McFadden, who heard trial testimony without a jury.

Federal prosecutors had requested a prison term of 6.5 years for Bauer, but the judge sentenced her to 2 years and three months, giving her credit for the months she already spent in jail, The Washington Times reports, citing court records.

During the Capitol breach by former President Donald Trump’s supporters on January 6, 2021, Bauer came close to Pelosi’s office.

She urged police officers to bring Pelosi out so the mob could hang her.

“They’re criminals. They need to hang. Bring Nancy Pelosi out here now. We want to hang [her]. Bring her out,” Bauer yelled.

The Pennsylvania woman was first part of a group of protesters that pushed out police officers from the East Plaza before breaching the US Capitol.

“Bring them out or we’re coming in,” Bauer screamed at the officers at the Rotunda, shoving one of them, according to federal prosecutors.

Other protesters also allegedly made threats against Nancy Pelosi while inside the Capitol.

“Bauer’s threat to hang Speaker Pelosi was real, imminent, and placed the Speaker of the House in danger,” prosecutor James Peterson stated in a court filing.

The restaurant owner came to the January 6 “Stop the Steal” rally with at least five other people. Among those was co-defendant William Blauser.

The judge sentenced Blauser to a $500 fine without any prison term or probation.

At the same time, McFadden convicted Bauer on all five charges against her. Those include a felony charge that she obstructed the January 6 joint session of Congress that certified Joe Biden’s 2020 electoral victory.

According to her lawyer, Komron Jon Maknoon, Bauer “genuinely regrets her past actions” and had no plans to interfere with the certification process.

“A lot of people say that they’re proud of me for standing up for my rights,” Bauer told AP in a 2021 interview.

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