The U.S. Capitol Police charged a Sterling, Va., man with unlawful conduct after he tossed small Russian flags in the direction of President Trump as Trump headed into a GOP luncheon in the Senate on Tuesday.
Ryan T. Clayton, 36, of Sterling, Virginia, was preliminarily charged with unlawful conduct, a police spokeswoman said in a statement.
Clayton posed as a reporter to gain access to the second floor of the Capitol and the staging area where reporters were cordoned off ahead of Trump's visit. When Trump walked by with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Clayton threw small Russian flags at the men and yelled out demands that Congress investigate Trump for treason.
"We should be talking about treason in Congress, not about tax cuts," Clayton yelled in video footage captured by the Washington Examiner.
The protester told reporters on the scene his name was Ryan Clayton and he was with Americans Take Action, an anti-Trump group that claims to be comprised of "regular everyday Americans."
One of the goals of Americans Take Action is to impeach Trump.