Former Brooklyn council candidate cuffed in connection with Capitol insurrection

A former Brooklyn City Council candidate was arrested on Wednesday morning for allegedly participating in the insurrection at the U.S. Capital on Jan. 6, 2021.

Mitchell Bosch, who mounted an unsuccessful campaign in District 37 last year, allegedly joined in a riot on Capitol grounds that afternoon, and was captured in multiple open-source photos and videos shoving police officers as they attempted to contain the crowds, according to his arrest warrant. 

On Jan. 19, 2021 — roughly two weeks after the insurrection — Bosch allegedly posted a photo of a meal on Instagram, captioned “Enjoying my last meal before the FBI comes for me.”

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Footage allegedly shows Bosch repeatedly shoving back police officers during the riot. Photo courtesy of U.S. EDNY

That summer, the FBI did investigate Bosch — who, per documents filed in federal court, affirmed that he had attended the Jan. 6 rally, and had driven down to Washington, D.C., by himself. He also allegedly told investigators he felt there were “not enough men like him around” to “challenge leadership.”