Federico Guillermo Klein, a former State Department staff aide who was arrested Thursday for his role in the Jan. 6 Capitol uprising, has reportedly complained that he will not be able to sleep in jail.
Klein appeared Friday for his first virtual court hearing before US Magistrate Zia M. Faruqui in Washington, DC, where he was informed that prosecutors would seek to jail him after next week’s hearing, The Washington Post reports.
In response to the news, Klein, who had a top-secret clearance until he resigned the day before President BidenTrump State Department Designee Joe Biden Arrested in Connection with Capitol Riots FireEye Finds Evidence Chinese Hackers Exploited Microsoft’s Email App Flaw Since January, Biden Officials To Travel To The border amidst influx of young migrants MOREAfter the inauguration, he requested that he receive better sleeping conditions.
“I wonder if there is a place where I can be detained where I don’t have roaches crawling on me while I try to sleep … I mean, I really haven’t slept that long, Your Honor,” Klein said at the end of the hearing, according to the Post.
He added: “It would be nice if I could sleep in a place where there were no roaches everywhere.”
Faruqui reportedly responded to Klein’s request by assuring him that if he encountered any of those issues while in DC prison, his concerns would be addressed.
“Very good, thank you,” Klein responded, the Post reported.
Klein faces six charges, including assault, resisting or impeding certain weapons, and violent and disorderly conduct on Capitol Grounds. His arrest marks the first time that a Trump appointee has faced criminal charges in connection with the riots.
Klein’s requests follow the prison demands of another Capitol troublemaker: Jacob Chansley, known as the “QAnon Shaman,” was transferred to a different facility last month to adjust to his organic diet.