He was charged with violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, and knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority.
This photo provided by Western Tidewater Regional Jail shows Robert Keith Packer of Newport News, Va. Packer was arrested Wednesday Jan. 13, 2021 on federal charges related to the riot at the U.S. Capitol. The bottom of the sweatshirt also said "Work brings freedom", which is a translation of the phrase that was on concentration camp's gates.
Auschwitz was the Nazi death camp where about 1.1 million people, a lot of them Jews, were killed in gas chambers or by other means during World War II.More news: James Harden Says He Loves Houston But Rockets Situation Can't Be Fixed
"Social media, at the hands of powerful people - influencers, amplifying lies and untruths, is crippling our belief system, turning us against one another", he continues.
At the virtual federal court hearing in Norfolk on Wednesday, Robert Keith Packer, 56, was released on a "personal recognizance bond" after a federal prosecutor noted the government would not detain Packer, according to the Associated Press.
During his initial court appearance he was read his charges. But he did not identify who would represent him in the case.More news: Intel replaces its chief executive Bob Swan after 2 years
The Jan. 6 storming of the Capitol by supporters of President Trump disrupted the electoral vote count of President-elect Joe Biden and led to the deaths of five people, including a rioter who was fatally shot and a police officer who died after suffering injuries at the scene.
Law enforcement has made a number of arrests in connection with the unrest at the Capitol, with numerous rioters having traveled from across the country to protest the electoral vote count that ultimately affirmed President-elect Joe Biden's victory.
Federal Bureau of Investigation agents were seen on a social media clip posted Tuesday appearing to remove part of his fur getup from the residence where he was arrested.More news: 10-year Treasury yield climbs to highest level since March
He told Gothamist last week that his brother "did nothing illegal", "was not part of the riot" and was only in the Capitol because he was "pushed inside".