Capitol riot attendee argued she was allowed inside the building on January 6 because she looked up the hours online and it said it was open | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Capitol riot attendee argued she was allowed inside the building on January 6 because she looked up the hours online and it said it was open

An alleged Capitol riot attendee, who prosecutors say boasted about her presence at the pro-Trump insurrection on social media, told authorities that she had permission to be in the Capitol on January 6 because she had previously looked up the building's operating hours to confirm it was open so she could tour the site.

Stephanie Baez, a 27-year-old California woman, told authorities she traveled to Washington, DC, in January to attend then-President Donald Trump's rally and to look at medical schools, according to court documents.

She was arrested in connection to the riot on Friday in Alabama, according to the Department of Justice.

Baez documented her experience during the attack in extensive Instagram posts, praising the "patriots" who "stormed" the Capitol and offering to give an interview to a fellow Instagram user, according to a criminal complaint.

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