Olympic gold medalist Klete Keller has been charged in federal court after reportedly participating in the Capitol riot, according to NBC News.
“Former USA Olympic swimmer Klete Keller has been charged in federal court for participating in the Capitol riot, court records show,” NBC News White House correspondent Geoff Bennett tweeted Wednesday.
“Keller, who medaled in the 2000, 2004 and 2008 Olympics was seen on video in the Capitol wearing a USA Swimming jacket,” he added. (RELATED: Man Who Stormed Capitol Regrets Nothing After His Dating Profile Blows Up)
Former USA Olympic swimmer Klete Keller has been charged in federal court for participating in the Capitol riot, court records show. Keller, who medaled in the 2000, 2004 and 2008 Olympics was seen on video in the Capitol wearing a USA Swimming jacket.
— Geoff Bennett (@GeoffRBennett) January 13, 2021
Keller was charged with obstructing law enforcement, knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and violent entry and disorderly conduct, according to NBC News. (RELATED: Ivanka Trump Calls Out Rioters, Says ‘The Violence Must Stop Immediately’)
Klete Keller allegedly wore his US Olympic Team jacket to the storming of the US Capitol. https://t.co/sFAxwb3gyO
— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) January 13, 2021
An Olympic gold medalist, the swimmer Klete Keller, was part of the pro-Trump mob that sieged the Capitol, former teammates and coaches who identified him said. If confirmed by the authorities, he may face federal charges. https://t.co/srEIG09vRP
— The New York Times (@nytimes) January 12, 2021
*Olympic Gold Medal swimmer Klete Keller was part of mob that invaded US Capitol.
*Video shows him wearing Olympic team jacket with “U.S.A.” printed on the back and sleeves.
*He hasn’t been charged yet, but being inside Capitol puts him in legal jeopardy.https://t.co/GwmAA6bYgn pic.twitter.com/MZCIzqo6ZD
— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) January 13, 2021
CEO of the United States Olympic [and] Paralympic Committee, Sarah Hirshland, said she “condemned the actions of the rioters.”
“First off, I strongly condemn the actions of the rioters at the U.S. Capitol,” Hirshland shared in a statement.
“At home, and around the world, Team USA athletes are held to a very high standard as they represent our country on the field of play and off,” the statement added. “What happened in Washington, D.C., was a case where that standard was clearly not met.”