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struggle4progress

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Sun Feb 25, 2024, 08:32 PM Feb 25

Candidate for US Representative TX District 19 and 6 January

by: Shelly Womack
Posted: Feb 25, 2024 / 03:32 PM CST
Updated: Feb 25, 2024 / 03:32 PM CST

... candidate for U.S Representative District 19 Ryan Zink discusses his experience at the Capitol on January 6 and his campaign to challenge Jodey Arrington.

“For the last 1,111 days, I’ve been a political prisoner of the Biden administration due to the January 6 proceedings, where you just don’t stand a chance in Washington, DC, if you are a Republican. Hi, I’m a ten-year native of Lubbock, Texas. I originally came for college and liked it so much that I never left. I decided to run for office after a series of unfortunate events because I think it’s time for a change,” Zink shared ...

“I was at the Capitol on January 6, working for my father’s congressional campaign. And for being a journalist, the Department of Justice turned me into a felon, and they gave me two misdemeanors on top of that. And while I was at the DC Gulag, I was tortured. They put chemicals in my food and stuffed raw chicken inside of my water pipe in retaliation for my talking to my attorneys about the conditions of the facilities. Whenever I approached Jodey Arrington to try to get some help for my case, he chose his career over standing up for the Constitution. And that was the primary reason that I decided to run,” Zink said ...

Zink was convicted of a felony in September for the obstruction of an official proceeding, aiding and abetting, entering and remaining on restricted building grounds, and disorderly and disruptive conduct restricting building grounds ...

https://www.bigcountryhomepage.com/big-country-politics/candidate-for-u-s-representative-district-19-shares-experience-from-january-6-campaign-goals/

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Candidate for US Representative TX District 19 and 6 January (Original Post) struggle4progress Feb 25 OP
Texas man guilty of felony and misdemeanor charges struggle4progress Feb 25 #1
Poor little insurrectionist just wants to get back into Congress, to finish destroying democracy. Timeflyer Feb 25 #2

struggle4progress

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1. Texas man guilty of felony and misdemeanor charges
Sun Feb 25, 2024, 08:35 PM
Feb 25

Friday, September 15, 2023

... Ryan Scott Zink, 34, of Lubbock, Texas, was found guilty after a jury trial in U.S. District Court. Zink was convicted of obstruction of an official proceeding and aiding and abetting, a felony offense, as well as two misdemeanor offense of entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds and disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds.

According to evidence presented during the trial, On Jan. 6, 2201, Zink marched from the area near the Ellipse in Washington, D.C. to the United States Capitol and by approximately 1:45 p.m., stood immediately outside the restricted grounds on the east side of the Capitol. At about 2:00 p.m., other rioters had violently breached the barricades marking the restricted area near Zink and shortly thereafter, he entered the restricted area and marched through the plaza with others. Zink then made his way up the stairs of the Capitol’s Central East Portico.

While on restricted grounds immediately outside the Capitol building, Zink filmed a series of video clips while on the Capitol grounds. In one clip, the defendant recorded himself stating, “We knocked down the gates! We’re storming the Capitol! You can’t stop us!” In the same video, Zink panned the phone camera to show the crowd around him and later began chanting, “We want Trump!”, as he moved through the crowd at the footsteps of the Capitol.

Zink is the heard shouted, staring into his recording device: “You all want to know how it’s going? We are going to bum rush this s***!” In a second video, the defendant filmed the crowd as it attempted to breach the Rotunda Doors to the Capitol. Zink stated, “They’re not going to get this one.” In a third video, the Zink shouted, “You wanted to see what it’s become? We’re in the doors!” Towards the end of the video, the defendant turned the camera to capture another individual smashing a window near the Rotunda Doors.

Zink later wrote to an associate about his involvement in the January 6th riots, stating “Broke down the doors pushed Congress out of session I took two flash bangs I’m ok I’ll be posting pictures in a little bit when we get back I’m hurt but we accomplished the job” and “I’m afraid the time for rioting is over better clean those guns and invest in some level 4 armor” ...

https://www.justice.gov/usao-dc/pr/texas-man-found-guilty-felony-and-misdemeanor-charges-related-jan-6-capitol-breach

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