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Armed activist ‘said he wanted to shoot House speaker Nancy Pelosi’

Charged: Cleveland Grover Meredith Jr

A TRUMP supporter who allegedly told friends he wanted to shoot and run over House speaker Nancy Pelosi is among dozens charged in the wake of the riot at the Capitol building.

Cleveland Grover Meredith Jr, from Hiawassee, Georgia, is accused of travelling to Washington DC with hundreds of rounds of ammunition and an assault rifle.

Authorities said he told pals by text that he wanted to harm Ms Pelosi.

In one message, he allegedly said he was considering ‘putting a bullet in her noggin on live TV’.

Another allegedly read: ‘I’m gonna run that c*** Pelosi over while she chews on her gums.’ The married dad is said to have boasted that he had ‘a s***-ton of armour-piercing ammo’.

FBI agents say they found a Glock 19 pistol, a Tavor X95 assault rifle and the ammunition when they searched Meredith’s truck and his room at a Holiday Inn in Washington DC.