Contributors within the Brooklyn Capitol Riot embody the Supreme Court docket Justice’s son and Boro Park Provocateur
Aaron Mastofsky speaks in a video interview at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.
The large crowd of Trump supporters who gathered in Washington on Wednesday to protest against Congress confirming the election included several notable Brooklyn residents.
As Gothamist first reported, Aaron Mostofsky, son of Kings County Supreme Court Justice Shlomo Mostofsky, who was elected to the seat last January with the support of the Brooklyn Democratic Party, was overthrown from among those who pushed past security to enter the Capitol. He is also a past president of the National Council of Young Israel.
In furs and a bulletproof vest, Mostofsky said in a video interview with the New York Post that he came because “the election was stolen”.
“We were betrayed. I don’t think 75 million people voted for Trump. I think it was almost 85 million, ”said Mostofsky.
Mostofsky’s brother Nachman, an elected district chief in south Brooklyn, also attended the rally on Thursday but told Gothamist he left before the group entered the capital. Mostofsky was allowed to leave the Capitol without arrest.
Also in attendance was Heshy Tischer, a city council candidate and radio host who became notorious for instigating violent protests against coronavirus restrictions in Borough Park this summer.
Heshy Carpenter in #WashingtonDC today. pic.twitter.com/L2gW1IURi9
– ⓘ Controversial Heshy (@HeshyTischler) January 6, 2021
Carpenter does not seem to have entered the Capitol either.
Four people were killed in the riot, including a woman shot dead by Capitol police and a Capitol police officer.
Acting Attorney General Jeffrey A. Rosen made a statement yesterday saying the Justice Department “has a duty to ensure that those responsible for this attack on our government and the rule of law bear the full consequences of their lawful actions.”
“Our law enforcement officers worked all night with special agents and investigators from the US Capitol Police, FBI, ATF, Metropolitan Police Department, and the public to gather evidence, identify perpetrators and, where warranted, indict federal crimes,” the statement said further .
“Some of those involved in yesterday’s violence are charged today, and we will continue to methodically evaluate evidence, prosecute crimes and make arrests in the coming days and weeks to ensure those responsible are held accountable under the law.