was sentenced on Wednesday for his role in the attack It’s January. 6, 2021.
District of Columbia Chief District Judge Beryl Howell sentenced Don and Thomas Munn to 14 days in prison, three months of home imprisonment, and three months in prison for their role in taking four of their eight children to the U.S. Capitol on January 6. Sentenced to one year’s probation. Three of their adult children were sentenced to probation, with the eldest child, Christie, also receiving a brief term of home confinement.
The Munn family of Borger, Texas, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge, admitting that they spent nearly an hour inside the Capitol on January 6, 2021, including time in a private Senate conference room. The family members were accused on January 6 of bragging about their roles, or misrepresenting the size and scope of the assault and damage. And one in five was charged with blaming the police.
During sentencing on Wednesday, Howell called the US Capitol breach a “horrendous breach of security” and said the Munn family “participated in a mob stifling the democratic process.” The judge suggested that Thomas Munn “should have known better before the family was driven into chaos.”
Howell also said that some family members had made social media posts that “contributed to misinformation about Jan. She also said that Kylie, the youngest of the accused family members, called out a “bogeyman” during her FBI interview claiming to have seen Antifa at the Capitol on January 6.
The family visit to D.C. on January 6 “went so far, five family members are standing before a federal judge at the time of sentencing,” Howell said.
Asking for the sentence to be relaxed, Don Mun said he has questions about the legality and “safety” of the 2020 election. “The country is divided between conservative and non-conservative values,” he said.
Her husband, Thomas Munn, told the judge, “I found myself overwhelmed.” “I have never been political before. I just kept watching what was happening in the news,” he said.
In separate statements seeking leniency, daughters Christie and Kylie said their parents raised them “to do what is right” and admitted that they should not have entered the Capitol.
Kaylee Munn, 20, told the judge she wished everyone “stopped” outside the Capitol on January 6. “We had a thought in our head that we were fighting a monster.” Although the judge asked Kylie who she was referring to by the word “monster,” Kylie didn’t answer directly.
A third child under the age of 18 was also inside the Capitol with the family. In court filings before the sentencing hearing, Don Munn indicated that a federal stimulus check helped pay for the trip.
Prosecutors alleged that Don Munn, a nurse; Thomas, 55, a US Army veteran; son, Joshua, 25, a watchman; And daughters Christie, 30, and Kaylee climbed into the Capitol through broken windows in the doors of the Senate wing.
The Justice Department alleged that although Christie Munn had witnessed a confrontation with officers, she and her family “rotated around the Capital Building,” where they “saw rioters and officers gathering on the west side of the building.”
Security cameras released by the Justice Department show the Munn family among the crowd. Thomas was seen smoking a cigarette while walking through the building. Another photo shows a daughter wearing a camouflage jacket, while another is draped in a Trump banner. A family photo near the Capitol, in which the underage child’s face was obscured, was included in a court filing from the Justice Department.
In announcing the sentence, Judge Howell cited a previous January 6 case in which a defendant received jail time for bringing up a child with a capitol violation.
The Munn children were sentenced first, as their parents sat in the back rows of the courtroom. The parents were later sentenced, as the children watched from a row at the back.