A man who was charged after bragging that he had guzzled wine during the Capitol riot is now running for office — but appears to have accidentally joined the wrong race.
Jason Riddle of New Hampshire was arrested in February after he told NBC10 Boston that he joined rioters on January 6 as they stormed the Capitol.
He is accused of illegally entering a restricted building, theft of government property, and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, according to a criminal complaint.
He has now decided to enter politics and run for state representative, he said Sunday, with the intention of unseating the Democrat Ann Kuster in the 2022 midterms, the channel reported.
Kuster, however, is not a state representative but rather a member of the US Congress.
"I thought Ann was a state representative?" he said, when the reporter Katherine Underwood corrected him.
"No," Underwood said. "So, a state representative is in the State House in Concord."
"Yeah, that's what Ann is," Riddle said.
When Underwood informed him that Kuster actually worked out of Washington, DC, Riddle said: "Well, I guess I've got to run against that then."