All of the government agencies have been hot on the trail to try and catch every single person who set foot inside the Capitol.
On January 18, 2021, Dr. Simone Gold was arrested by the FBI for her role in the January 6th riots at the U.S. Capitol.
Gold is a Beverly Hills doctor who has frequently advocated hydroxychloroquine use to treat COVID-19. Gold has confirmed that she was present and carrying a bullhorn.
She says that she had intended to make a speech and thought that the Capitol was open. She also says that she regrets being there.
The criminal complaint against Gold says that authorities learned of her presence after she did an interview with the Washington Post.
According to the Daily Beast,
According to a criminal complaint filed against Gold and Strand, federal authorities were tipped off to the pair’s attendance by The Washington Post article.
In a 30-second video, Gold can be seen speaking in the Rotunda while two police officers stand behind her, gesturing at her and others to leave. While most of her speech is inaudible in the video, Gold can be heard saying “I’m a mom” and “massive medical establishment.”
“I can certainly speak to the place that I was, and it most emphatically was not a riot,” Gold told the Post, adding she gave the same speech during a Jan. 5 rally for Trump supporters. “Where I was, was incredibly peaceful.”
Gold said she does “regret being there,” as her presence at the riots will distract from her work for America’s Frontline Doctors, a group that’s pushed misinformation about COVID-19 and the vaccine. Five people died and dozens were injured during the riots, as thousands of MAGA supporters stormed the Capitol and forced elected leaders to go into hiding for hours.
Gold has described the COVID-19 virus as an "experimental, biological agent." She and other doctors are part of a group called "America's Frontline Doctors." Their stated goal is to stop misinformation about the COVID-19 virus. They believe the far-left American media is conducting a disinformation campaign related to the virus.
Gold had previously been fired after speaking out about the use of hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19.