Queens resident Philip Sean Grillo, who filed his paperwork to challenge then-incumbent Republican Congressman George Santos for the GOP nomination back in May before it was cool, this week was found guilty of repeatedly trespassing in the Capitol during the January 6th Republican-led domestic terrorist attack on Congress, NBC News reports.
Grillo repeated entered and exited the Capitol–he later testified he did not know Congress convened in the building–and paused for many interviews with people around him, at one time saying, “I’m here to stop the steal. It’s our fucking House!” Into another camera, he shouted, “We fucking did it, you understand? We stormed the Capitol. We shut it down! We did it!”
No word if the local county GOP leaders, who will determine the nominee for a runoff against a similarly-picked Democratic opponent and forgo the need for primaries, have checked into Grillo’s resume, but according to a DOJ release, he has a number of skills the GOP find helpful: convictions for obstruction of an official proceeding, a felony, and misdemeanor offenses of entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds, disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds, disorderly conduct in a Capitol building, and parading, demonstrating, or picketing in a Capitol building.