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MAGA rioters waving from the Senate balcony are released from prison

The MAGA rioters who were photographed swinging from the Senate Chamber lobby during the uprising in the Capitol have been released from prison.

Josiah Benjamin Colt, 34, of Boise, Idaho, surrendered to the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force at the Ada County Jail Tuesday afternoon and said it was the right thing to do.

He offered a public apology after his release on Wednesday, saying, “My apologies. I do not condone the violence that took place there. ‘

He has been federally charged with knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building or property without legal authority and for violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. Both of his charges are federal crimes.

Under the terms of his release, he agreed to carry a location monitor, not possess guns or weapons, and to stay at least 1,000 feet from the Idaho Statehouse and the James A. McClure Federal Building, a judge ruled.

Idaho MAGA rioters Josiah Benjamin Colt, 34, of Boise, Idaho, who swung from the balcony of the Senate room during last week's Captiol riot, was released from prison on Wednesday

Idaho MAGA rioters Josiah Benjamin Colt, 34, of Boise, Idaho, who swung from the balcony of the Senate room during last week’s Captiol riot, was released from prison on Wednesday

Colt in the picture after he was released from Ada County Jail. Under his release terms, he agreed to site monitoring, so as not to possess guns or weapons, and he had to stay at least 1,000 feet from the Idaho Statehouse and the James A. McClure Federal Building, a judge ruled.

Colt in the picture after he was released from Ada County Jail. Under his release terms, he agreed to site monitoring, so as not to possess guns or weapons, and he had to stay at least 1,000 feet from the Idaho Statehouse and the James A. McClure Federal Building, a judge ruled.

Colt in the picture after he was released from Ada County Jail. Under his release terms, he agreed to site monitoring, so as not to possess guns or weapons, and he had to stay at least 1,000 feet from the Idaho Statehouse and the James A. McClure Federal Building, a judge ruled.

In the January 6 riot, Colt was identified as the man who waved from the Senate balcony

In the January 6 riot, Colt was identified as the man who waved from the Senate balcony

In the January 6 riot, Colt was identified as the man who waved from the Senate balcony

Colt is pictured here after jumping from the balcony to the floor of the Senate room and running to the vice president's chair at the head of the room.

Colt is pictured here after jumping from the balcony to the floor of the Senate room and running to the vice president's chair at the head of the room.

Colt is pictured here after jumping from the balcony to the floor of the Senate room and running to the vice president’s chair at the head of the room.

At a hearing at 11:15 a.m., Colt agreed to waive his preliminary hearing on the matter.

Prosecutor Heather Patricco said the “government is not seeking detention” for Colt before his trial, as long as he agrees to adhere to a long list of conditions for the trial.

He will be back in court on January 19.

Colt looked serious when he left prison, dressed in a white shirt, black vest, and face mask.

He spoke to reporters who voiced remosis, but insisted he wasn’t doing anything wrong.

‘I didn’t hurt anyone, grabbed nothing, broke nothing. I meant to go there to make my voice heard. I like America. As I said, I apologize. I do not condone the violence that took place there. It’s tragic, it breaks my heart over what that turned out to be, ”Colt said KTVB.

He is federally charged with knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building or property without legal authority and for violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. Both of his charges are federal crimes

He is federally charged with knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building or property without legal authority and for violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. Both of his charges are federal crimes

He is federally charged with knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building or property without legal authority and for violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. Both of his charges are federal crimes

He was greeted by an unknown man and they shared a hug after he was released from prison

He was greeted by an unknown man and they shared a hug after he was released from prison

He was greeted by an unknown man and they shared a hug after he was released from prison

Colt kept his head bowed when he left prison. He will be back in court on January 19

Colt kept his head bowed when he left prison. He will be back in court on January 19

Colt kept his head bowed when he left prison. He will be back in court on January 19

He spoke to reporters who voiced remosis, but insisted he wasn't doing anything wrong. 'I didn't hurt anyone, grabbed nothing, broke nothing. I meant to go there to make my voice heard. I like America. As I said, I apologize. I do not condone the violence that took place there. It's tragic, it breaks my heart over what that turned out to be, ”Colt said

He spoke to reporters who voiced remosis, but insisted he wasn't doing anything wrong. 'I didn't hurt anyone, grabbed nothing, broke nothing. I meant to go there to make my voice heard. I like America. As I said, I apologize. I do not condone the violence that took place there. It's tragic, it breaks my heart over what that turned out to be, ”Colt said

He spoke to reporters who voiced remosis, but insisted he wasn’t doing anything wrong. ‘I didn’t hurt anyone, grabbed nothing, broke nothing. I meant to go there to make my voice heard. I like America. As I said, I apologize. I do not condone the violence that took place there. It’s tragic, it breaks my heart over what that turned out to be, ”Colt said

He was part of the Trump-inspired crowd that stormed the Capitol in an attempt to stop lawmakers from certifying the results of the presidential election. A total of five people died during the siege.

‘I went there because I love America and it was my intention to make my voice heard along with many other people. For me, I just wanted my vote to be heard about fair elections, and yes, it turned out to be something that was really tragic that I didn’t want to happen at all, ‘he added.

An affidavit from the FBI said photos of Colt brazenly dangling from the balcony of the Senate Chamber, coupled with his social media posts, prove that he participated in the uprising attempt.

“I just wanted my vote to be heard about fair elections, and yes, it became a very tragic thing and I didn’t want that to happen at all,” Colt said.

An affidavit from the FBI said photos of Colt cheekily dangling from the balcony of the Senate Chamber, coupled with his social media posts, prove that he participated in the uprising attempt.

An affidavit from the FBI said photos of Colt cheekily dangling from the balcony of the Senate Chamber, coupled with his social media posts, prove that he participated in the uprising attempt.

An affidavit from the FBI said photos of Colt cheekily dangling from the balcony of the Senate Chamber, coupled with his social media posts, prove that he participated in the uprising attempt.

The affidavit notes that a video shared on Facebook shows Colt claiming “ he was the first person to sit in the House Speaker’s chair and calling House Speaker Nancy Pelosi a traitor. The defendant appears to be mistaken, as he was also photographed in the seat reserved for the vice president, and not for Speaker Pelosi. ‘

In the video that Colt uploaded to social media shortly after the Capitol riot, he defended his actions, saying he didn’t hurt anyone when he broke in.

He has since said he did no damage and claims he told other protesters that the room was 'a holy place'

He has since said he did no damage and claims he told other protesters that the room was 'a holy place'

Colt bragged on social media after rampage, saying 'I'm all on the news now'

Colt bragged on social media after rampage, saying 'I'm all on the news now'

Colt, who bragged on social media after the frenzy, saying, ‘I’m all over the news now’ (pictured above), says he did no damage and claims he told other protesters the room was ‘a holy place’

Colt pictured Jan 6 during the riot in the vice president's seat minutes after the shamber was evacuated

Colt pictured Jan 6 during the riot in the vice president's seat minutes after the shamber was evacuated

Colt pictured Jan 6 during the riot in the vice president’s seat minutes after the shamber was evacuated

‘I didn’t hurt anyone in there, yes, I sat in Nancy Pelosi’s sead. She shouldn’t be there, she doesn’t represent the American people, ‘Colt said in the clip.

Colt is represented by Boise attorney Chuck Peterson who has defended attorneys including Randy Weave and terrorism suspect Fazliddin Kurbanov, an Uzbek citizen who committed attacks on US military bases.

If convicted, Colt could face a combined sentence of one and a half years behind bars.

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