MAGA rioter's aunt congratulated him for his 'awesomeness' after he bragged about fighting four cops: feds

New court documents filed in the case of alleged MAGA rioter Cody Mattice this week shed new light on how both he and his family viewed the siege on the United States Capitol as it was happening.

In one particularly telling exchange flagged by NBC 4 Washington reporter Scott MacFarlane, Mattice sent out a text message to his aunt, Rebecca Evert, in which he boasted of his exploits in fighting with law enforcement officers at the Capitol.

Specifically, Mattice informed Evert via a text message that he and his allies "fought off like 4 or 5 cops and stand f*cking victorious." Mattice then told Evert that he "also maced a cop."

"Awesomeness!" Evert replied. "I'm trying to find you in the breach videos... what are you wearing?"

U.S. District Court Judge Beryl Howell apparently found these messages to be incriminating, as MacFarlane reports, that he subsequently ordered Mattice back to pretrial detention even though he had hoped to be granted release.

As Huffington Post's Ryan J. Reilly notes, Evert last week told reporters that she hoped that the judge would see that her nephew was not threatening and could be safely released ahead of his trial.

"He's not a danger or a threat to society, he's not a flight risk," she said at the time. "He is a great person."

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