Nancy Pelosi's stolen lectern back at the Capitol

Agence France-Presse

Posted at Jan 14 2021 07:19 AM

A pro-Trump protester carries the lectern of U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi through the Roturnda of the U.S. Capitol Building after a pro-Trump mob stormed the building on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Congress held a joint session today to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump. Agence France-Presse

WASHINGTON - US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's lectern was back in its rightful spot at the Capitol Wednesday, a week after it was stolen during the violent incursion of the building by a mob of Trump supporters. 

The photo of a man -- smiling, waving and wearing a Trump hat -- carrying the piece of furniture under his arm as he wandered the halls of Congress has become one of the most emblematic images of the day. 

The man was quickly identified as Florida resident Adam Johnson and has been charged with unlawful trespassing, violent conduct and theft -- despite the fact that the lectern was later found abandoned in a hallway.

The wooden stand will have another moment in the spotlight Wednesday evening when it is used during a ceremony in the House of Representatives, according to CNN. 

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