The i was too stoned to know what I was doing defence.. maybe I was too dumb to know what I was doing might have been a better defence strategy..
From the motion
He had just smoked a significant amount of marijuana, and his intoxication is palpable in his dilated pupils and grin, and in the rambling comments that ensued.
2 Asked why he had come, he said “to keep President Trump in.”
3 But he did not describe any particular plan, least of all a plan to engage in violence. Indeed, it is not clear whether he was answering why he came to the District, or why he was at Freedom Plaza at that very moment. In any case, in the same breath, he made clear that his wish was for “both sides [to] stay peaceful.”
Merry Jane reports
Robert Gieswein brought a bat and chemical spray to the US Capitol on January 6th.
His lawyer suggests he was too stoned to know what he was doing.
The lawyer of an insurrectionist who entered the US Capitol on January 6th may be gearing up to argue that his client’s crimes were committed under the influence of marijuana.
Reefer Madness, anyone?
Here’s what the lawyer representing Robert Gieswein (24)
“Mr. Gieswein was at Freedom Plaza in the District along with other Trump supporters. He was approached by someone with a video camera, who engaged him in conversation. He had just smoked a significant amount of marijuana, and his intoxication is palpable in his dilated pupils and grin, and in the rambling comments that ensued. Asked why he had come, he said ‘to keep President Trump in.’ But he did not describe any particular plan, least of all a plan to engage in violence.”
Based on this logic, if the Coloradan was smoking weed then he wasn’t capable of planning an insurrection. Riiiiight.
Certainly, cannabis use seems to have been a running theme among the people who attacked the Capitol that day. Eduardo Nicolas Alvear González earned his moniker “Capitol Rotunda Doobie Smoker” by talking about what strain he was smoking as he stood under the Capitol’s famous dome.
A photo by French news service staffer Saul Loeb — who got some of the day’s most iconic shots — shows a woman in a MAGA hat carrying a whole ass American flag on a pole, vaping an unidentified substance as she goes through someone’s stuff on a desk in Nancy Pelosi’s office.
Alsoread in Denver Post
Robert Gieswein, 24, may have run a private paramilitary training group in Woodland Park