An accused Capitol rioter got into a tense exchange with a federal judge during a status conference in his case on Thursday afternoon.
The incident began when Josiah Kenyon asked U.S. District Judge Carl J. Nichols for permission to speak during the hearing, according to a report from Politico's Kyle Cheney.
After Nichols warned that Kenyon might want to consult with his attorney first, Kenyon shot back: "I have a high enough IQ range to not screw up there, boss."
Kenyon then proceeded to ask Nichols to "acknowledge that he had a right to defend himself if prison guards in DC tried to assault him," Cheney reported.
"I’m not making any finding one way or another about that," Nichols responded.
"Okey-doke," Kenyon said.
Finally, at the end of the hearing, Nichols asked Kenyon if he had any other issues to raise.
"My wife and children homeless on the street. Have a wonderful day," Kenyon told the judge.
Kenyon is accused of assaulting police with several objects — including a table leg with a protruding nail — during the Jan. 6 insurrection. According to the Department of Justice, Kenyon wore a Jack Skellington costume, based on a character from the movie The Nightmare Before Christmas, to the Capitol.
He was arrested in December after authorities found him hiding out in a travel trailer with a cache of weapons. Kenyon and his wife, Elizabeth, reportedly were charged with child endangerment after being found in the unheated trailer in the Nevada foothills.
IN OTHER NEWS: Trump tasks Corey Lewandowski with destroying one of America’s most popular GOP governors: report
Trump tasks Corey Lewandowski with replacing one of America’s most popular GOP governors www.youtube.com