The son of Brent Bozell, a conservative commentator, has been charged in reference to the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol after being recognized by carrying a sweatshirt from the Christian highschool the place he as soon as labored as a ladies basketball coach, court docket information present.
Leo Brent Bozell IV — whose father’s full title is Leo Brent Bozell III — is accused of coming into a restricted authorities constructing, obstructing an official continuing and disorderly conduct, based on a complaint filed in Federal District Courtroom in Washington on Tuesday.
The court docket paperwork embrace a number of screenshots of the youthful Mr. Bozell at varied areas contained in the Senate chamber, the place he lingered, with out a masks, for about ten minutes. He’s seen chatting on his cellphone, and, at one level, seems to be repositioning a C-SPAN digicam within the chamber’s higher gallery.
Mr. Bozell’s father is a high-profile right-wing activist recognized for infusing his politics with Christian values. He based the Mother and father Tv Council in 1995 to guard younger individuals from what he noticed because the morally degrading impact of standard tradition.
Whereas he has expressed sympathy with the frustrations expressed by former President Donald J. Trump’s supporters, the elder Mr. Bozell has criticized the Capitol assault in unequivocal phrases.
“One component went ahead in lawlessness and it’s executed large harm to everybody else,” he told Fox News. “I feel it’s completely incorrect.”
Delivery information, retrieved by means of Ancestry.com, present that the youthful Mr. Bozell was born in 1979 to Brent Bozell and Norma Petruccione, who has been recognized because the elder Mr. Bozell’s spouse in news accounts through the years.
Messages left for the elder Mr. Bozell weren’t instantly returned. The court docket paperwork didn’t present details about the youthful Mr. Bozell’s authorized illustration.
A witness watching video of the riot was in a position to determine the youthful Mr. Bozell, who goes by the nicknames “Zeek” or “Zeeker,” after noticing that he was carrying a blue sweatshirt emblazoned with “Hershey Christian Academy,” a small parochial faculty positioned close to Harrisburg, Penn., based on the grievance.
“Bozell stopped being the women’ basketball coach in March 2020, because the workforce might now not follow, or play video games, because of the Covid-19 pandemic,” the witness instructed an F.B.I. agent.