Florida man pleads guilty to assaulting police at U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6

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By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Florida man who assaulted police officers with a wooden plank and a fire extinguisher at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 pleaded guilty to assault charges on Monday, the U.S. Justice Department said. Robert Scott Palmer, 54, of Largo, is one of at least 185 people charged with assaulting or impeding police on Jan. 6, as throngs of former Republican President Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the Capitol in a failed bid to stop Congress from certifying President Joe Biden’s election victory. Prosecutors say Palmer threw the wooden plank at Capitol and Washi…

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