The Kane woman charged in the U.S. Capitol riots argued in a court hearing Monday that she is a sovereign citizen and the court has no power over her.
Pauline Bauer of Kane appeared at a status conference Monday in federal court in Washington, D.C. She was one of the people who allegedly entered the east Rotunda door of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, disrupting the certification proceeding for the presidential election.
Prosecutors said video footage from the riot shows Bauer calling for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., to be hanged.
Bauer is charged with entering any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, engaging in disorderly or disruptive conduct in restricted building or grounds, disorderly conduct in a Capitol building and parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building, obstruction of an official proceeding and aiding and abetting.
NBC reporter Scott MacFarlane tweeted about Monday’s hearing, saying Bauer kept interrupting Judge Trevor McFadden and that “she won’t let pretrial services come into her home, won’t turn over her passport, calls the search of her home ‘illegal’ — and refuses to let judge move forward & get her lawyer,” MacFarlane reported.
Bauer had filed a motion to dismiss the case, saying “inconsistencies with Due Process Protections Act and obligations not met under the Brady Rule” mean the charges should be dropped. The motion was denied.
During the course of the proceedings to date, Bauer has objected to being called a person, saying she is “the Living Soul, A Creation of God, A Woman, As One of We the People,” and calls for “all charges against my VESSEL” to be dropped, according to court documents.
Bauer is representing herself, with standby counsel of Carmen Hernandez.
The next status conference in the case is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Sept. 17 before McFadden.
The statement of facts alleged that Bauer organized a bus trip to Washington, D.C., for a rally to support former President Donald Trump that was held Jan. 6 during the certification proceeding for the presidential election.
According to court records there was video footage of Bauer entering the Capitol building at 2:43 p.m. as police officers tried to stop the crowd from coming in.
According to court records, there was a body-worn camera recording of Bauer demanding that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi be brought out to be hanged.
There was also footage that appeared to show Bauer in a “brief skirmish with law enforcement,” according to the statement of facts.
Bauer appeared to exit the building at 3:21 p.m., court records stated.