Two men who were seen in widely circulated photos of the Capitol Riot went to court on Monday. Jacob Chansley, who wore distinctive fur and horns, and Adam Johnson, who was spotted carrying a lectern, both face charges. (Jan. 12)
MARTHA CHANSLEY: He gets very sick if he doesn't eat organic food-- literally will get physically sick. So he needs to eat.
- Hey, gentlemen. How are you? If we could ask you a couple questions [INAUDIBLE].
DAVID BIGNEY: Well, but I'd like to say, first of all, obviously it's a real serious matter here. Mr. Johnson clearly is taking this very seriously. He's not going to be making a statement today.
What we're dealing with is a lot of notoriety simply because of the photograph that was taken in an instant. A lot of judgment based on that photograph, which has led to death threats to Adam and his family. So at this point, what he'd like to do is he'd like to just get home to his family.
DAVID ECKHARD: You know, it could be worse. But I think part of what you have to factor into is, again, you just have to drill down on what actually happened. You have a photograph of our client, you know, in a building, you know, unauthorized to be there with, you what, appears to be a podium or a lectern. I'm actually not sure which one is called, but that's what we have.
- Obviously, that presents problems for you as a defense attorney in that you have your client in the building at the time of the break in.
DAVID ECKHARD: Yeah. Yeah. I don't know how else to explain that, but yeah, that would be a problem. I'm not a magician, and neither is Mr. Bigney. So yeah, we've got a photograph of our client who appears to be inside the federal building or inside the Capitol with government property.
- Oops, sorry about that, buddy. [INAUDIBLE]
- David Bigney.