Proud Boy Dominic Pezzola yells ‘Trump won!’ at sentencing

Proud Boy Dominic Pezzola yells ‘Trump won!’ at sentencing

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Violent insurrectionists loyal to President Donald Trump, storm the Capitol, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File). Inset left: Dominic Pezzola (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File) Inset right: Ethan Nordean (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

A member of the Proud Boys extremist group sentenced to a decade behind bars after using a stolen riot shield to smash a window of the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6 remained defiant as he was being led out of the courtroom — despite tearfully insisting just moments earlier that he was sorry for his actions.

“Trump won!” Dominic Pezzola reportedly shouted after receiving a sentence of 10 years behind bars on Friday for his role in the Jan. 6 Capitol attack. Pezzola was seen using a stolen police shield to break into the Capitol and was one of the first to breach the building shortly after Congress had begun to certify Joe Biden’s 2020 electoral victory over Donald Trump.

According to courtroom reports, the outburst happened as Pezzola was walking out of the room.

Before receiving his sentence, however, Pezzola, 45, was apparently putting up the appearance of a very sorry man. He reportedly took responsibility for his actions at the Capitol that day and also apologized directly to Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason McCullough for the sharp exchanges they had during the trial.