Date: January 13, 2021
“The CEO of an Illinois marketing firm who was charged during the storming of the U.S. Capitol this Wednesday is now saying that participating in the mob violence was the worst decision of his life.
Bradley Rukstales, the CEO and president of Cogensia, told WBEZ that he was arrested for unlawful entry, which was the first time he’s ever been arrested in his life. Rukstales now says his decision to breach the Capitol was the result of “extremely poor judgment.”
“My decision to enter the Capitol was wrong, and I am deeply regretful to have done so,” Rukstales said in a statement. “Without qualification and as a peaceful and law-abiding citizen, I condemn the violence and destruction that took place in Washington.”