WASHINGTON, D.C. – An Iowa man has been sent to prison for 3 months for storming the U.S. Capitol during the treacherous insurrection of January 6, 2021.
Kenneth Rader, age of Sioux City, apparently traveled to Washington D.C. on or before January 6, 2021. Evidently, he was whipped into a frenzy by his Master, Donald J. Trump, who implored Rader and others delirious with anger to head for the Capitol and disrupt the counting of electoral votes in President Joe Biden’s easy victory in the 2020 election, which he won by many millions of votes. Rader got to the Capital and participated in the deadly riot that day.
After this incident, Justice Department files indicate Rader was ratted out to the FBI by at least two family members. They told authorities that Rader stated that on January 6, 2021 he “made it in our house,” allegedly in reference to his unlawful entry into the U.S. Capitol Building. Rader seemed to have a connection with the fringe conspiracy group QAnon.
The FBI finally interviewed Rader in September 2021. During the interview, Rader confirmed his presence at a rally near the Washington Monument in Washington D.C. on January 6, 2021. He stated that he was not initially at the U.S. Capitol Building grounds but walked to the Capitol grounds after hearing a “boom.” He further stated he looked into the U.S. Capitol Building through an open door but never entered the building itself. However, his Verizon cell phone “pinged” inside the building, the FBI found out, after obtaining his phone records. The FBI observed video from inside the Capitol, and it revealed that Rader unlawfully entered the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6, 2021. Security footage shows that an individual wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt with the hood up entered the U.S. Capitol Building through the Senate Wing Door. The individual entered through a door that had been previously broken by other protesters. The individual faced the camera several times and appears to be Rader.
Rader, who reportedly has a considerable criminal record, was charged with several crimes. After a guilty plea to picketing in a federal building, Rader must go to prison for 90 days and server 3 years of probation.