Jersey City man who posted ‘we took over this ****ing Capitol’ gets 4 months in prison


A Jersey City man who said “we took over this ***ing Capitol” in a Facebook video of the January 6th, 2021 siege at the U.S. Capitol as sentenced to four months in prison on Friday.

Inset photo of Hector Vargas via the FBI.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Vargas, 29, of Jersey City, was found guilty in Washington, D.C. federal court in December on four charges: entering and remaining in a restricted building, disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building, violent entry and disorderly conduct in a capitol building, parading, demonstrating, or picketing in the Capitol Building.

He was sentenced to four months in prison by U.S. District Judge Randolph D. Moss, along with a $2,500 fine, $500 restitution, and $70 special assessment, court records show.

According to the January 14th criminal complaint charging him, a tipster contacted the FBI the following day and informed them that Vargas had posted pictures and videos on his social media pages showing he had made his way into the Capitol Rotunda.

The charging document also notes that at least one other person contacted the FBI and sent them videos from Vargas’ social media pages.

“WE THE PEOPLE TOOK OVER THE U.S. CAPITOL. #HOLDTHELINE,” one of his Facebook posts said, though his Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram have since been deleted.

In a video that was posted to his Facebook page in the midst of the chaos at the Capitol, Vargas exclaimed “we took over this mother****** … we took over this ***ing Capitol, tell them,” the complaint continues.

Warning: A non-numeric value encountered in /home/hcvcp/public_html/wp-content/themes/Hudson County View/includes/wp_booster/td_block.php on line 353


  1. Four months in jail for “disorderly conduct in a capitol building, parading” and leaving. What happened to the so-called “Insurrection” claims?

    Turns out it is nothing but lies unlike the election fraud documented in 2020!