Failed Brooklyn politician cuffed for Jan. 6 riot

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Federal authorities cuffed a failed Brooklyn politician for allegedly breaking into the US Capitol building on Jan. 6. 

Daniel Christmann — who lost a race for state Senate against Julia Salazar in northern Brooklyn last year — allegedly posted multiple Instagram posts from his account “dannyforsenate” showing him amid a violent mob of rioters inside the building looking to overturn the outcome of the 2020 presidential election. 

The now-deleted social media account, which featured Christmann’s name and image, included the phrase “3%’er soldier” in the bio — an apparent reference to the far-right, anti-government militia movement, which has been responsible for multiple terrorist plots over the past few years. 

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