The son of Brent Bozell, a Conservative commentator, was charged in connection with the January 6 attack on the Capitol after being identified with a Christian high school sweatshirt he once worked on as a girls’ basketball coach.
Leo Brent Bozell IV – whose full name is Leo Brent Bozell III – is accused of entering a restricted government building, which hinders formal process and disorderly behavior. This emerges from a complaint filed with the federal district court in Washington on Tuesday.
The court documents contain several screenshots of the younger Mr. Bozell in various places in the Senate Chamber, where he remained without a mask for about ten minutes. He’s chatting on his cell phone and at some point seems to be repositioning a C-SPAN camera in the upper gallery of the chamber.
Mr Bozell’s father is a well-known right-wing activist who is known for filling his politics with Christian values. He founded the Parents Television Council in 1995 to protect young people from what he viewed as the morally degrading effects of popular culture.
While expressing his condolences to the frustrations of supporters of former President Donald J. Trump, the elder Bozell has clearly criticized the attack on the Capitol.
“One element has evolved into lawlessness and has done tremendous damage to everyone else,” he told Fox News. “I think it’s absolutely wrong.”
Birth dates, retrieved through Ancestry.com, show that the younger Mr. Bozell was born in 1979 to Brent Bozell and Norma Petruccione, who have been identified in news reports over the years as the wife of the older Mr. Bozell.
Messages left for the elderly Mr. Bozell were not returned immediately. The court documents did not contain any information about the legal representation of the younger Mr. Bozell.
A witness who viewed a video of the riot was able to identify the younger Mr. Bozell, known by the nickname “Zeek” or “Zeeker”, after noticing that he was wearing a blue sweatshirt marked “Hershey Christian Academy “, A small rectory that was decorated school near Harrisburg, Penn., According to the complaint.
“Bozell stopped being the girls’ basketball coach in March 2020 because the team could no longer train or play due to the Covid-19 pandemic,” the witness told an FBI agent.