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Tue Jan 12, 2021, 06:40 PM

Olympic Gold Medalist Was Part of Crowd That Invaded Capitol

Klete Keller, who won swimming medals in three Summer Games, was captured on video inside the U.S. Capitol Rotunda during last week’s violent election protest.

Klete Keller, a champion swimmer who won two Olympic gold medals as a relay teammate of Michael Phelps, was identified by former teammates and coaches as a member of the crowd that surged into the U.S. Capitol during violent protests on Wednesday.

A video posted by a reporter from a conservative outlet, Townhall, appeared to show the 6-foot-6 Keller towering over a crowd that was pushing and shoving with police officers who were trying to clear the Capitol Rotunda.

Several former teammates and coaches said they recognized Keller in the video because of his size and because he was wearing a U.S. Olympic team jacket that had “USA” printed across the back and down the sleeves.

A green face covering, which might have obscured his identity, hung loosely around his neck, leaving his bearded face clearly visible.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/12/sports/olympics/klete-keller-capitol-trump.html

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Reply Olympic Gold Medalist Was Part of Crowd That Invaded Capitol (Original post)
CatWoman Tuesday OP
dchill Tuesday #1
Skittles Tuesday #2
Bluethroughu Tuesday #3
rockfordfile Tuesday #7
NCjack Tuesday #4
njhoneybadger Tuesday #5
CatWoman Tuesday #10
uponit7771 Tuesday #6
Lady Freedom Returns Tuesday #8
CatWoman Tuesday #9
Iliyah Tuesday #11
FSogol Tuesday #12

Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 06:42 PM

1. Radicalization by conspiracy theory knows no boundaries.

Apparently.

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 06:42 PM

2. disgusting

WTF is WRONG with these people

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 06:43 PM

3. Prison

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Response to Bluethroughu (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 06:47 PM

7. I agree

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 06:43 PM

4. Disgusting. He represented USA. Now, he represents Trump Fascism.

Get to the no-fly list, for a start.

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 06:45 PM

5. Prosecute him and take his medals away.

No quarter to these Insurrectionists

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Response to njhoneybadger (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 07:02 PM

10. i should think the olympic committee won't have a sense of humor about this

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 06:46 PM

6. FUCKING WOW !!! MAGA Melts Minds

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 06:49 PM

8. That WAS Klete Keller?

Just thought it was a guy who looked like him.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 07:00 PM

9. ....

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 07:05 PM

11. Japan 2021 . . .

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 07:07 PM

12. Was he the clown that got in trouble for shoplifting during the last Olympics? n/t

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