Judge Nap: 'No Defense' for Gyrocopter's Capitol Lawn Landing
Judge Andrew Napolitano today weighed in after a pilot landed his gyrocopter on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.
The pilot of a small gyrocopter – believed to be a postal worker from Florida - was in custody Wednesday after evading security and landing on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.
The incident prompted a lockdown of nearby streets and raised fresh concerns about security at the White House.
While Capitol Police did not immediately name the pilot or comment on his motive, Florida postal carrier Doug Hughes took responsibility for the stunt on a website where he said he was delivering letters to all 535 members of Congress in order to draw attention to campaign finance corruption.
Napolitano said that the pilot’s actions are “loosely defined as an act of terrorism,” adding that there’s “no defense to this.”
Napolitano said the pilot will likely face jail time for this stunt.