Jan. 6 rioter who threatened to ‘hang’ Nancy Pelosi gets more than 2 years in prison

A Pennsylvania pizzeria owner who threatened to hang then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and searched for her with a mob of people during the Jan. 6th attack on the Capitol will spend more than two years in prison.

Pauline Bauer, a 55-year-old from Kane, Pennsylvania, was seen on police body camera footage shouting at officers: “We want Nancy Pelosi, that’s who we want.” She later screamed at officers: “Bring Nancy Pelosi out here now. We want to hang that f—ing b—-. Bring her out.”

Department of Justice trial attorney James D. Peterson said that Bauer’s threat wasn’t an empty one.

“Bauer’s threat to hang Speaker Pelosi was real, imminent, and placed the Speaker of the House in danger,” Peterson wrote in a 41-page sentencing memo.

At the time, Bauer had been standing “only feet from Speaker Pelosi’s office,” according to the memo.

Earlier this year, a federal jury convicted Bauer of all five charges against her, including the top felony count of obstruction of an official proceeding.

When a Metropolitan Police Department officer tried to clear her from an area of the Capitol he was protecting, Bauer bristled and screamed: “F— you, you son of a bitch, you back up.” Prosecutors say that she then pushed the officer, forcing other law enforcement to physically remove her from the Rotunda.

That officer, identified in court papers only as “T.C.” testified at Bauer’s trial, describing footage of the encounter.

“So if it wasn’t audible enough, this is Ms. Bauer stating, in her words, ‘F— you, you f—— [- – – -]’ as I instruct her to back up,” T.C. said. “So at this point, she’s no longer passive-aggressive; she’s become aggressive. And the fact that she’s pushing my efforts to — and using a civil disturbance technique, which is to push our batons forward as we state for the crowd to back up, she’s pushing back against my baton, telling me to back up.”

Prosecutors say that the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol didn’t end Bauer’s appetite for radical action.

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Jan. 6 rioter who threatened to ‘hang’ Nancy Pelosi gets more than 2 years in prison