Company fires employee who stormed Capitol with badge on

Supporters of President Donald Trump are confronted by Capitol Police officers outside the Senate Chamber inside the Capitol Jan. 6 in Washington. At right is Nicholas Rodean of Frederick.

The Frederick man charged in connection with the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol will stand trial in October, a federal judge said this week.

Nicholas Rodean, 26, was indicted in March on eight counts — including engaging in physical violence in a restricted building, destruction of government property and obstructing an official proceeding — after being arrested in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 13.

At a hearing Wednesday, Judge Trevor McFadden with the U.S. District Court in Washington assigned Rodean a trial date of Oct.18.

Authorities say photos taken during the siege show Rodean wearing a red “Trump” hat and carrying a flag that proclaimed “Trump is my president.” In images that quickly went viral, he’s shown standing next to Jacob Chansley, the “Q’Anon Shaman” who stormed the Capitol while shirtless and wearing horns, a fur headdress and face paint.

Navistar Direct Marketing, the Frederick-based firm where Rodean worked, fired him on Jan. 7. Glory Doughnuts & Diner released a statement in the aftermath of the riot saying Rodean was a former employee of theirs, but the social media post said he had been let go in February 2020.

Rodean was photographed wearing his Navistar ID badge around his neck during the insurrection.

At least 11 other Marylanders are also facing federal charges in connection with the riot, which left five people dead and hundreds injured. The sweeping criminal investigation into the events has so far led to more than 400 arrests.

On Friday, Republicans in the U.S. Senate succeeded in derailing a bipartisan investigation into the siege. Using the filibuster, they blocked the creation of an independent commission that would have mirrored the one formed to investigate the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorism attacks.

Rodean is being represented by Charles Burnham of the D.C.-based firm Burnham & Gorokhov.

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(51) comments

Burgessdr

I believe Nicholas is mentally handicapped. He likely was enlisted by a unscrupulous politcal organization in Frederick. It likely will come out in the trial and that organization will be toast.

teadoffinfrederickcounty

A trial of greater significance is coming up on Tuesday, 2 June in Baltimore County. The BIG question is will the Frederick News-Post assign a reporter and share the outcome?

Gabrael Moore, co-organizer of “Frederick March for Justice,” pictured here:

https://www.fredericknewspost.com/news/social_issues/groups-protest-breonna-taylor-case-in-downtown-frederick/article_e6ce22a2-b5b7-56cf-a269-21845aefa360.html

According to a document from the Baltimore County Police Department, police believe Moore stabbed a man after he and three unidentified people went to the man’s apartment in Towson to purchase marijuana on Sept. 30.

Moore allegedly tried to leave with the marijuana after he was unable to process the payment using Apple Pay on his phone.

A struggle followed between Moore and the three people with him, and four people in the apartment, according to police, during which police said Moore stabbed one of the men in the abdomen with a sharp object.

Police used law enforcement databases to track the number used to set up the alleged purchase, which allegedly was traced back to Moore, the police document said.

Greg F

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threecents

CD, I am still having trouble understanding why so many believed Trump's unsubstantiated charges of massive election fraud, when any reasonable person would conclude he was lying or deranged. To this day Trump continues that narrative and congressional Republicans still support him. To paraphrase Rod Serling, Trump unlocked a door to another dimension - a dimension of sound, sight, and of mind, a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. His followers have crossed over into the Twilight Zone.

Greg F

Trump now says he is confident he will be reinstated to office by August. Yes...Trump is deranged....deluded...and most likely mentally incompetent.

olefool

Every one of those renegades should be tarred, feathered and banished from our USA, no exceptions, and those who support them should go with them. For chrisssake, what is it about sedition, treason and insurrection against our constitution and democracy that you don't understand. If you advocate for the overthrow of our rule of law, hit the road. dammit.,

DickD

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C.D.Reid

By your reasoning then, I take it you advocate kicking the blm'ers and antifa out of the country also, right fool? After all, they're Marxist socialists who want to overthrow our legal system. Or do you think last year's riots really were just a "summer of love?"

threecents

Yes, if they participated in or planned a a violent insurrection against the US government.

C.D.Reid

Three, the fool didn't specify a violent insurrection against the US government, he said the ones who "advocate for the overthrow of our rule of law." Just what do you think has been going on in the major, Dimocrat led cities for the past year?

threecents

Sorry, I was only saying my opinion - not OF's opinion.

public-redux

CD, I do believe that you are ignoring the context. ole fool is referring to actions against the US government. In addition to the snippet you quoted, he/she also wrote “what is it about sedition, treason and insurrection against our constitution and democracy...”. To my knowledge, cities don’t have constitutions. Even those under Republican control.

duffy5x

Oh my god...unbelievable. Step away from the disinformation. Focus for a moment on the damage to democracy that trump and his idiot followers inflicted on January 6. Oh right..that would require critical thought. Nevermind.

Awteam2021

CD, Marxist Socialism is a social, political, and economic philosophy. Not against the law in the US. Just like Trumpism, a white nationalism extremist cult is not against the law in the US. And wasn’t the summer of love” in 1967? A phenomenon held in San Francisco's neighborhood of Haight-Ashbury - encompassing over 100,000 hippies including; music, hallucinogenic drugs, anti-war, and free-love.

C.D.Reid

Tell it to Jenny Durkan, Aw, she's the one who said it last year.

Awteam2021

Where’s her comment on this thread?

public-redux

CD, Because you are good at internet research, I’m sure you know that Mayor Durban did not say that it was a summer of love.

public-redux

...Mayor Durkan...

I hate auto-bananas.

bosco

The mayor's "Summer of Love" comment:

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/we-could-have-the-summer-of-love-seattle-mayor-says-she-doesnt-know-when-chaz-occupation-will-conclude

And the liberal-run cities are now grappling with skyrocketing crimes rates thanks to empowering thugs by ignoring the consequences of rioting and looting. CommaLA sent her "tough on crime" message by helping the rioters with bail money.

public-redux

bosco, Thanks for backing me up on what Durkan did— and did not — say.

olefool

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Greg F

CDimwit....we would not have BLM if it weren't for those like you. Racist through and through.

bosco

Would that include the Antifa attackers on the federal court house in Portland and the Burn Loot and Mayhem rioters, oldtool? You remember. The ones that CommaLA helped bail out.

Awteam2021

Bosco, what do you mean? There were a plethora of charges brought against folks who didn’t peacefully protest in Portland.

https://www.koin.com/news/protests/portland-protest-arrests-by-the-numbers-through-feb-2021/

olefool

False equivalence..... not even close..

Greg F

You do realize ANTIFA....meaning anti-fascist (where its roots are) would not exist if not for fascism, right? Who's a fascist? Trump. McConnell. McCarthy....and the rest of the house/senate that remains staunchly supportive of them and supporting of the stolen election and voter submission efforts onging. As much as you deny it, you're one of them.

MD1756

I strongly disagree. Any of the insurrectionists who engaged in violence or made treasonous proclamations while in the capitol building should be given the death penalty. The rest who illegally entered the capitol should be given hard labor.

LeonardKeepers

the riot was a bad thing,but i am glad the republicans gathered enough votes to block the commission.

olefool

So you're pro treason, right?

bosco

Didn't the Dimocrats investigate the riot before they drew up articles of impeachment?

Fredginrickey

Should have named the investigation anything ending in “ghazi”, there’d be 8 commissions

duffy5x

Sure, but the 10 ridiculous Benghazi investigations make total sense to you and your ilk. Got it.

Awteam2021

There will still be a commission with full subpoena power. The deference, it will be run by the House not the full Congress.

MD1756

This warrants a greater review than Benghazi. If one doesn't acre about an attack on the U.S. Capitol and the federal government in this country why would one care about an attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya?

I do have to wonder why 2 democrats did not vote on such an important issue.

Plumbum

And gabs thinks that type of behavior is acceptable

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Paul Sobus

I used to drink whisky for breakfast, There is a country song, (i've Drinkin whisky for breakfast)!

Dwasserba

“Republicans in the U.S. Senate succeeded in derailing a bipartisan investigation into the siege. Using the filibuster, they blocked the creation of an independent commission...” Lame.

Aslan19

Calling the proposed commission bipartisan is sort of like calling a submarine with a screen door water tight.

Awteam2021

54 votes ‘for’ the commission, 35 ‘opposed’. A difference of 19 votes for. 6 Republicans voted for. 11 senators (9 republicans, 2 democrats) didn’t even bother to show up. What was more important going on? That is “lame”. End the filibuster.

public-redux

I love this photo.

As a Congresscritter said, they look exactly like your ordinary tourists.

threecents

Tourists who happen to be weregoats.

CaringCommunity

Whoever enticed Nicholas down there should be held responsible also.

DickD

You mean Trump?

C.D.Reid

Held responsible in what way, CC? Are you saying such a person should be criminally charged and, if so, what with? Or fired from their job? On what grounds?

duffy5x

So you clearly or haven't heard trump's words or witnessed his behaviors?

Awteam2021

CD did you read the article? Nicholas Rodean, has been charged with eight criminal counts — including engaging in physical violence in a restricted building, destruction of government property and obstructing an official proceeding. He illegal forced his way on the grounds of the Capitol Rotunda in the middle of an insurrection. He’s guilty. Nicholas will be lucky if the only thing he loses is his job.

C.D.Reid

Aw and duffy, are you and CC saying that Trump "enticed" this guy down to DC? Seriously? Or maybe I should say seriously pitiful.

Awteam2021

Your question should be, “how can I get answers to all my questions?” The answer: An insurrection commission.

Awteam2021

Starting on December 22, Trump started calling for his ‘foolerers’ to merge on DC on Jan 6.🤷‍♂️

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jemimamcevoy/2020/12/23/president-trump-has-called-supporters-plan-dc-rally-to-overturn-his-loss-on-day-congress-certifies-election/?sh=16759c014c9b

threecents

[thumbup]AW. CD, You should read the Forbes article AW referenced. Pay particular attention to the fact that it was published before the riot to overturn the election. Keep in mind he was calling for the election to be overturned on the day it was scheduled to be made official and the rioters said they were following Trump's instructions. Also, keep in mind Trump's reactions when he found out about the rioting. That all needs to be documented in a formal public investigation.

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