On Wednesday, NBC4 reporter Scott MacFarlane, a top source on the criminal cases against the accused Capitol insurrectionists, flagged a new filing made in the case of Michael Carico, who stormed the Capitol in camouflage gear and a Navy cap.
The new filing reveals that Carico never actually served in the Navy — or in the military at all.
Carico is accused of invading the Capitol unlawfully, where he then allegedly sang "The Star-Spangled Banner," looked into the camera, and shouted, "Hey Nancy, go f**k yourself" — an apparent reference to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).
Flagging this footnote from federal agent in the charging document: "Based on my investigation, I have determined… https://t.co/X3NCWMjR3s— Scott MacFarlane (@Scott MacFarlane) 1628714203.0
While Carico appears not to have actually served in the military, a disturbing number of Capitol rioters do in fact come from military and police backgrounds, raising questions about extremist infiltration in law enforcement and military institutions.