Capitol rioter disavows Trump in bid to leave jail: ‘He should be ostracized from any political future’

An accused U.S. Capitol rioter has been allowed to return home as he awaits trial because a federal judge believes he's more likely to become further radicalized in jail.

Thomas Sibick, who is accused of assaulting D.C. metropolitan police officer Michael Fanone and stealing his radio and badge, was ordered released Tuesday morning by Judge Amy Berman Jackson after he disavowed former president Donald Trump and agreed not to watch any TV news or look at social media, reported HuffPost's Ryan Reilly.

"[The attack was] a disgrace to our nation that left a scar Trump is ultimately responsible for," Sibick wrote in a court filing. "[Trump] is not a leader and should be ostracized from any political future, what he honestly needs to do is go away!"

"The shame, dishonor, and regret endured are without question the worst emotions ever experienced," Sibick added. "I disagree with what occurred that fateful day, especially the trauma suffered by Officer Michael Fanone, it is without question unconscionable."

Corrections officers praised Sibick's conduct while jailed and commended him for getting vaccinated, and the judge asked what "inputs" drove him to violently storm the Capitol with other Trump supporters.

"It was Fox News," Sibick told the judge.

Jackson barred him from watching the conservative network and other political TV programming, and released him home confinement in his parents' custody until trial, in part, to keep him away from other rioters jailed in the so-called "patriot wing" of the D.C. Correctional Treatment Facility.