“Your actions are some of the most egregious crimes that were committed on that dark day,” the judge told McCaughey.
McCaughey, of Ridgefield, Connecticut, expressed shame for joining the mob of then-President Donald Trump’s supporters who “violated” the Capitol.
McCaughey’s 90-month sentence matches the second longest prison sentence so far for a Capitol riot defendant.
Nine people, including McCaughey, were charged together with joining one of the most brutal clashes at the Capitol on Jan. 6.
McCaughey struck a second officer with the shield before another officer sprayed him with a chemical irritant, backing him away.
The 10-year prison sentence was for retired New York City police officer Thomas Webster , who was convicted by a jury of assaulting a Metropolitan Police Department officer with a metal flagpole.
Asked for his reaction to McCaughey’s sentence, Officer Hodges said it depends on what happens when his assailant is released from prison. »