California man who fought with 'traitor' cops at Capitol riot is arrested and charged by the FBI

A California man was arrested by the FBI for allegedly fighting with police officers during the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

Kim Michael Sorgente was arrested in the city of Santa Ana after federal agents served a search warrant. He was later released and given a court date to appear.

Authorities say Sorgente was seen on security camera and body-cam footage attempting with other rioters to get inside the Capitol building as Congress and then-Vice President Mike Pence certified the results of the 2020 election.

"How dare you? How dare you, traitors?" a man identified as Sorgente screamed through a megaphone. "How dare you traitors?"

Sorgente was wearing a red "Make America Great Again" hat and a T shirt with the words "Deus Vult" (God wills it) on it, while carrying a white megaphone.

He helped rioters fight with police, officials allege, for about two hours. Agents say at one point Sorgente picked up a police riot shield and used it to push a man in front of him further into the police line.

Sorgente was apparently present as 34-year-old Rosanne Boyland was trampled to death just outside the tunnel entrance when some of the mob was pushed out.

"Get her up. Get her up, please," Sorgente could be heard saying in video footage. "Save her life. Save her life."

The U.S. Attorney's Office charged Sorgente with one count each of obstructing police officers during a riot, entering a restricted building and disorderly conduct inside a restricted building.

He faces 15.5 years in prison if convicted.

Read more at the Los Angeles Daily News.