Tim Gionet aka Baked Alaska

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‘Baked Alaska’ called for ‘civil war’ prior to storming Capitol

The white nationalist, who reportedly had COVID-19 during the riot, previously discussed taking up arms.

 

Mikael Thalen

Tech

Published Jan 7, 2021   Updated Jan 27, 2021, 4:27 pm CST

Prominent white nationalist Tim Gionet, known online as “Baked Alaska,” was filmed calling for civil war just weeks before storming the Capitol in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday.

Gionet, who regularly live streams from protests in favor of President Donald Trump, can be heard discussing taking up arms in footage posted to Reddit on Thursday.

After claiming that he intended to go home and obtain his firearms, Gionet repeatedly told the cameraman that he wasn’t joking.

“I’m not playing, bro,” Gionet says.

The video was reportedly captured several weeks ago at a separate protest.

Gionet was also witnessed on Tuesday evening in Washington, D.C. calling for people to storm the Capitol after a man he was interviewing argued in favor of the action.

“Let’s go!” Gionet said.

Just as he claimed he would, Gionet Wednesday entered the Capitol and filmed himself inside numerous rooms throughout the building. To make matters worse, Gionet claimed to have tested positive for the coronavirus just prior.

Gionet was also seen in the office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and reportedly joked about calling the president.

Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen announced on Thursday that those who participated in the riot “will be charged today” and that other arrests would be made “in the coming days and weeks.”

Whether Gionet will be arrested or has been contacted by law enforcement thus far is not yet known.


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*First Published: Jan 7, 2021, 4:17 pm CST