Who Is Adam Newbold?

Adam Newbold is a retired Navy SEAL from Lisbon, Ohio, who was part of the mob who attacked the US Capitol in January 2021.

Newbold’s Facebook Video

In a Facebook video he posted to his account, Newbold boasted about breaching the capital. On the video he talked about “breaching the Capitol” and said he was “proud” of what he had done. He says, “There was destruction, breaching the Capitol, our building, our house. And, um, to get in you had to destroy doors and windows to get in.”

Newbold deleted the video after it was first posted but copies of it were archived.

Copy of the video Newbold posted:

Navy Background

The Navy confirmed to ABC News that Newbold is a retired reserve SEAL special warfare operator.

Trump Supporter

Newbold is a supporter of Donald Trump. He said he came to Washington DC for the “Save America” rally opposing Joe Biden’s win in the presidential election.

Newbold claimed there was “corruption at the highest levels” regarding the election results, echoing debunked conspiracy theories about the 2020 race.

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