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Thu May 25, 2023, 08:06 PM

She stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6. Then Gov. Ron DeSantis made her a state regulator

Source: USA Today

She stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6. Then Gov. Ron DeSantis made her a state regulator

A USA TODAY review of videos and an interview with a close associate show Sandra Atkinson was inside the Capitol. Did Gov. Ron DeSantis know?

Will Carless
USA TODAY
Published 5:23 a.m. ET May 23, 2023 | Updated 2:00 p.m. ET May 23, 2023

It was Jan. 6, 2021, and a group of die-hard Republicans from Okaloosa County, Florida, had traveled 15 hours north to Washington, for a rally where President Donald Trump urged his followers to try to stop the certification of the election.

After the rally, as a crowd marched toward the Capitol, some of the Florida contingent peeled off. But Sandra Atkinson who had just been elected chair of the county's Republican Party kept marching. The walk would put her in the middle of an insurrection, and eventually, of the dilemma now facing likely presidential contender Gov. Ron DeSantis.

According to a USA TODAY review of multiple videos from the day and an interview with a close Republican Party associate, Atkinson proceeded to the Capitol and through the doors. The same kind of activity has led to criminal charges for many who stormed the Capitol Jan. 6 charges for unlawful entry, picketing or other nonviolent acts.

Two months later, Atkinson's name emerged in bold type, in an announcement from DeSantis. She was being given a new job: The governor was appointing her to a statewide regulatory board.

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Read more: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/investigations/2023/05/23/ron-desantis-florida-appointed-sandra-atkinson/70245853007/

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu May 25, 2023, 08:12 PM

1. Please, DOJ, charge her !!!!

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu May 25, 2023, 08:54 PM

2. Yes, Please Charge this fucking Idiot..

Brainwashed Sandra Atkinson

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2023, 01:21 AM

3. If DeSatan becomes president, he'll pardon all those idiots from J6

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Response to progressoid (Reply #3)

Fri May 26, 2023, 11:45 AM

4. Exactly!

What better way to appease those maga idiots.

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