- a Connecticut GOP alderman admitted to entering the Capitol on January 6 in an interview with NBC Connecticut.
- “I wouldn’t want to be arrested for it,” Gino DiGiovanni told NBC Connecticut. “I guess hindsight is 20-20.”
- The FBI’s New Haven, Connecticut field office did not immediately return Insider’s request for comment
A Connecticut alderman said in a television interview that he entered the Capitol during the January 6, 2021, riot.
In an interview with NBC Connecticut, Gino DiGiovanni, a GOP alderman from Derby, Connecticut admitted to being inside the Capitol after internet sleuths gave NBC Connecticut video of DiGiovanni on January 6 from open source surveillance video, NBC reported.
“I was there, I went inside there, and, you know, I didn’t damage or break anything,” DiGiovanni told NBC Connecticut. “Obviously, you got the pictures to prove it.”
The video shows DiGiovanni entering the Capitol building through the Upper West Terrace door at around 2:38 p.m., NBC Connecticut reported.
928 people have been charged in connection with the Capitol riot so far. Seven people from Connecticut have been charged in connection with the insurrection.
It has been 21 months since the attack on the Capitol in which 140 police officers were assaulted according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia. On Friday, a former Capitol Police officer was convicted for obstructing a January 6 related investigation.
DiGiovanni told NBC Connecticut that he “didn’t see any violence” in the Capitol and that Capitol Police were at the door when he “walked in.”
“I wouldn’t want to be arrested for it,” DiGiovanni said. “I guess hindsight is 20-20.”
According to NBC, the footage appears to show DiGiovanni entering the Capitol wearing a jacket that has his last name on it. DiGiovanni told NBC Connecticut that he had not been contacted by the FBI or other law enforcement regarding the footage.
The FBI’s New Haven, Connecticut field office did not immediately return Insider’s request for comment on Saturday,
“If somebody calls me and says, ‘Hey, Gino, we’re going to arrest you for trespassing in the Capitol that day,’ then I’m going to have to deal with that at that time,” DiGiovanni told NBC Connecticut.