Capitol riots: Guy Reffitt accused of being ‘tip of spear’ in 6 January mob

On 6 January, 2021, a mob of pro-Donald Trump rioters stormed the US Capitol as lawmakers gathered to certify Joe Biden’s presidential election win. Prosecutor Jeffrey Nestler described it in opening remarks for Mr Reffitt’s trial as “worst assault on the Capitol for the reason that Battle of 1812”, a date when British forces set fireplace to the White Home.