But unlike some 80 other individuals who have been imprisoned for up to 300 days for storming the Capitol, Sullivan has been allowed to go home to Utah while awaiting a trial date on eight criminal counts. One of the protesters who has been in jail the longest, Kenneth Harrelson, is accused of pushing into the capitol behind a mob. He stayed inside 18 minutes, walking around and taking photographs, and has not been accused of any violence in court documents reviewed by the Washington Examiner.
In contrast, Sullivan carried a knife into the capitol and offered to use it, broke a window, and ordered officers to leave their posts where he would soon film Babbitt getting shot.
“He was head of a group Insurgence USA, which sounds like Antifa and Black Lives Matter,” Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene told the Washington Examiner. “John Sullivan is a professional rioter, and he is actually being treated really well in the two-tiered justice system in America. Democrats are not going to punish their own, which is why he is walking around free.”