A South Carolina was one of the hundreds of insurrectionists who attacked our nation’s Capital on January 6. The United States Department of Justice charged Elliot Bishai 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 in a Capitol building.
Bishai joined the mob shouting “Let’s go!” and “Civil war two!” before illegally entering the building through a broken window. He is a South Carolina firefighter. Bishai’s phone contained “over 80 images that reflect Nazi and white supremacist ideologies.” Bishai is the son of an immigrant of Egyptian and Sudanese descent.
Bishai initially denied yelling “Civil war two!” until prosecutors showed him audio and video footage doing it. He had more than 400 videos on his phone pushing civil war from Paul Miller, a right-wing white supremacist.
Bishai pled guilty. Bishai will serve only 14 days in jail for his participation in the deadly riot. Investigators say Bishai was identified in a photo from inside the Capitol during the breach.