The son of Brent Bozell, a conservative commentator, has been charged in reference to the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol after being recognized by sporting a sweatshirt from the Christian highschool the place he as soon as labored as a ladies basketball coach, courtroom information present.
Leo Brent Bozell IV — whose father’s full title is Leo Brent Bozell III — is accused of getting into a restricted authorities constructing, obstructing an official continuing and disorderly conduct, in keeping with a complaint filed in Federal District Court in Washington on Tuesday.
The courtroom paperwork embody a number of screenshots of the youthful Mr. Bozell at numerous places contained in the Senate chamber, the place he lingered, with out a masks, for about ten minutes. He is seen chatting on his telephone, and, at one level, seems to be repositioning a C-SPAN digicam in the chamber’s higher gallery.
Mr. Bozell’s father is a high-profile right-wing activist identified for infusing his politics with Christian values. He based the Parents Television Council in 1995 to guard younger individuals from what he noticed because the morally degrading impact of fashionable tradition.
While he has expressed sympathy with the frustrations expressed by former President Donald J. Trump’s supporters, the elder Mr. Bozell has criticized the Capitol assault in unequivocal phrases.
“One element went forward in lawlessness and it’s done tremendous damage to everyone else,” he told Fox News. “I think it’s absolutely wrong.”
Birth information, retrieved by Ancestry.com, present that the youthful Mr. Bozell was born in 1979 to Brent Bozell and Norma Petruccione, who has been recognized because the elder Mr. Bozell’s spouse in news accounts through the years.
Messages left for the elder Mr. Bozell weren’t instantly returned. The courtroom paperwork didn’t present details about the youthful Mr. Bozell’s authorized illustration.
A witness watching video of the riot was capable of determine the youthful Mr. Bozell, who goes by the nicknames “Zeek” or “Zeeker,” after noticing that he was sporting a blue sweatshirt emblazoned with “Hershey Christian Academy,” a small parochial college situated close to Harrisburg, Penn., in keeping with the grievance.
“Bozell stopped being the girls’ basketball coach in March 2020, as the team could no longer practice, or play games, due to the Covid-19 pandemic,” the witness advised an F.B.I. agent.