In his first public comments since his arrest nearly one year ago, Hasson said he has no history of violence and never had any intention of hurting anyone "in any way, shape or form," USA Today reported. He did, however, apologize to his family, the Coast Guard and the general public for the alarm his actions caused.
“I am embarrassed by these things and sorry for the pain they have caused,” he said.
According to USA Today, Hasson was arrested in February 2019 for stockpiling weapons and plotting attacks against Supreme Court justices, high-profile Democrats and TV journalists.
His potential target spreadsheet included Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Senate Democratic Leader, Chuck Schumer, MSNBC hosts Chris Hayes and Joe Scarborough, and Chris Cuomo and Van Jones of CNN, the newspaper reported.
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