Who is Lisa Marie Eisenhart? Mother of 'zip tie' rioter Eric Munchel who also stormed Capitol building arrested

A nurse by profession, Eisenhart is seen inside the Senate chamber in a video saying: 'This country was founded on revolution. I’d rather die a 57-year-old woman than live under oppression'


                            Who is Lisa Marie Eisenhart? Mother of 'zip tie' rioter Eric Munchel who also stormed Capitol building arrested
Lisa Eisenhart and Eric Munchel (US Attorney-Middle District of Tennessee, Tennessean.com)

The mother of "zip tie" rioter Eric Munchel has been arrested for her actions at the US Capitol on January 6. Lisa Marie Eisenhart, who is Munchel’s mother and a nurse by profession, was charged with conspiracy “with persons known and unknown”, according to a news release from the Department of Justice.

She was admitted at the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office in Nashville at 12.46 pm on Saturday, January 16. She is now facing charges of conspiracy civil disorders, restricted buildings or grounds, violent entry or disorderly conduct. She will go before a judge on Tuesday, January 19.

Lisa Eisenhart (US Attorney of Middle Tennessee)

Eisenhart showed a Georgia driver’s license when getting the duo a hotel room in Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, DC. Video footage showed both Eisenhart and Munchel on the Senate floor after the US Capitol was breached on January 6, 2021.

“As the Congress was engaged in the official business of certifying the electoral college vote, Eisenhart and Munchel knowingly and willfully joined a mob of individuals to forcibly enter the US Capitol with the intent to cause a civil disturbance designed to impede, disrupt and disturb the orderly conduct of business by the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate,” court documents read. 

Video footage evidence reviewed by federal agents revealed Eisenhart and Munchel in the vicinity of the mob of individuals attacking Capitol police officers. Video footage also showed both of them inside the Senate chamber in a video, saying: “This country was founded on revolution. I’d rather die a 57-year-old woman than live under oppression. I’d rather die and would rather fight.”

After divorcing Munchel’s father, Lawrence William Munchel, Eisenhart married Lester Leroy Eisenhart. Munchel was arrested on Sunday, January 10 in Nashville and was charged with the same charges. Shortly before the charges were announced, The Sunday Times published an interview with Munchel, where he said: “We wanted to show that we’re willing to rise up, band together and fight if necessary."

"Same as our forefathers, who established this country in 1776. It was a kind of flexing of muscles," he’s quoted as saying. "The intentions of going in were not to fight the police. The point of getting inside the building is to show them that we can, and we will.”

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