According to a cooperating witness quoted in court papers, Mr. Pezzola had taken the shield from a Capitol Police officer. He and the mob he led intended to kill “anyone they got their hands on,” the witness said, including Ms. Pelosi and Vice President Mike Pence. Mr. Pezzola, a boxer known as Spaz, was intent on returning to Washington with his group next week to wreak more havoc at President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s inauguration, according to the witness.
Thank you, dear Lord, for the wonderful nation us Proud Boys have been blessed to live in. We ask you to restore our racist and nativist value systems to this country and for the courage and strength to represent you and our white culture well. We ask you for your divine protection as we enter the Capitol to kick some ass and kill Mike Pence and Nancy Pelosi.
(See paragraph 2 of How White Evangelical Christians Fused With Trump Extremism, New York Times, 1/11/2021)