The beaming blond man depicted in a viral photo carrying Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s lectern during the storming of the US Capitol is a dad of five from Florida with a history of cocaine and marijuana arrests, according to records and reports.
The diehard President Trump supporter, whose image has been turned into a variety of memes about the attempted insurrection, has been identified as Adam Johnson, 36, of Parrish — a small unincorporated area about 40 miles south of Tampa, the Bradenton Herald reported.
An acquaintance of the man confirmed his identity to the outlet, they reported.
Johnson was captured in a blue Trump hat and an American flag scarf smiling and waving at Getty Images photographer Win McNamee — who snapped the pic — as he carried the lectern bearing the official seal of the speaker of the house.
Behind him, thousands of rioters were ransacking the Capitol after overtaking police and breaking windows to breach the famed