They 'whooped and a hollered' when they stormed the Capitol. They weren't cheering yesterday when they were sentenced to 45 days in jail. A light sentence for sure, but it's likely the pair would not have gotten any jailtime had it not been for their extensive criminal records. Prosecutors had asked for 30 days, the judge gave them 45.
So it goes...
"The sad part is neither of us are really 100 percent Trump supporters. Neither of us is really into the guy." said Hemenway at their sentencing hearing. An odd statement given their MAGA gear they were wearing on that fateful day.
(CNN) Two cousins with extensive criminal records were sentenced Wednesday to 45 days in jail for storming the US Capitol during the pro-Trump insurrection on January 6.
Edward Hemenway of Virginia and Robert Bauer of Kentucky asked for probation, but District Judge Tanya Chutkan said incarceration in this case was the only way to deter future violence.
"What you're being punished for is the decision to take that protest and turn it into a violent occupation of the US Capitol... at a time when we were attempting the peaceful transfer of power. Something that has never been interrupted in our country's history," Chutkan said.
She rebuked the pair for reveling in the destruction that day, saying they "clearly celebrated what was going on" and "looked elated" in the pictures they posted form Capitol grounds.
Now: Judge Chutkan sentences Robert Bauer and Edward Hemenway to 45 days incarceration + 60 hours community service — more than the 30 days the govt argued for, more than probation defense wanted, in line w/ a 45-day sentence Chutkan handed down last weekhttps://t.co/y3K04M4ujo
— Zoe Tillman (@ZoeTillman) October 13, 2021
Congratulations on your impendin' incarceration!https://t.co/EKJvh1fQDl
— Tea Pain (@TeaPainUSA) October 13, 2021
Edward Hemenway, left, said at his sentencing hearing:
"The sad part is neither of us are really 100 percent Trump supporters. Neither of us is really into the guy."
Hemenway, who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor, said he's "ashamed" of his actions on Jan. 6. pic.twitter.com/H5zdnYLgdl
— Jan Wolfe (@JanNWolfe) October 13, 2021