NYC Man Who Breached US Capitol Is Son of Prominent Brooklyn Judge

By Natalie O'Neill and Steven Nelson January 09, 2021 | Image Source: NY Post

A New York City man who breached the US Capitol building wearing a bizarre fur costume is the son of a Brooklyn Supreme Court judge, according to a report Thursday.

Aaron Mostofsky, who told The Post on Wednesday he’d come to protest a “stolen election,” was holding a police riot shield as a mob of rioters swarmed the building Wednesday.

Mostofsky is the son of Shlomo Mostofsky, a prominent figure in the Orthodox Jewish community, elected to the court last January, according to Gothamist.

On Wednesday, Aaron Mostofsky told The Post, “We were cheated. I don’t think 75 million people voted for Trump — I think it was close to 85 million. I think certain states that have been red for a long time turned blue and were stolen, like New York.”

Aaron Mostofsky of Brooklyn protests at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, Wednesday.
EPA/Jim Lo Scalzo

Shlomo Mostofsky couldn’t immediately be reached for comment Thursday.

But his sibling, Nachman Mostofsky, told the outlet, “My brother did nothing illegal … He definitely was not part of the riot.”

Author: Natalie O’Neill,
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