Who is Aaron Mostofsky? NYC man who dressed in fur for Capitol riot is son of prominent Jewish Brooklyn judge
Aaron Mostofsky, son of Kings County Supreme Court Judge Steven (Shlomo) Mostofsky, entered the building wearing fur pelts and a bulletproof vest and carrying a riot shield
The son of a New York judge and former president of the National Council of Young Israel, an Orthodox church association that has been outspokenly pro-Trump, was among the rioters who attacked the Capitol on Wednesday, January 6.
Aaron Mostofsky, son of Kings County Supreme Court Judge Steven (Shlomo) Mostofsky, entered the building wearing fur pelts and a bulletproof vest and carrying a riot shield he said he found, Gothamist reported, citing the New York Post. Aaron's brother Nachman Mostofsky is vice president of the South Brooklyn Conservative Club and an elected district leader in the borough.
In several pictures leaked on January 6, Mostofsky was photographed several times next to Jake Angeli, a QAnon supporter who also wore a horned hat and furry outfit, though it is not clear if their outfits were coordinated. Mostofsky wore fur pelts and a bulletproof vest.
He was among the many Orthodox Jews who were protesting at the Capitol, telling the Post that he wanted “to express my opinion as a free American that this election was stolen” from President Donald Trump. Mostofsky is one of the dozens of “persons of interest” sought by Washington police for unlawful entry to the building. “We were cheated,” he said. “I don’t think 75 million people voted for Trump — I think it was close to 85 million.”
Speaking to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency on January 6 before his brother was identified as the man in the fur pelt costume, Nachman Mostofsky condemned the brutality at the Capitol but implied that it was carried out by the anti-fascist group Antifa and stated it was hypocritical to call out the violent protests in light of incidents of the violence at the George Floyd protests over the summer. “No conservative will condone what happened today, the actual storming of the Capitol… it was unpatriotic,” he said. “But we heard for months during the summer when people don’t feel heard, this is what happens.”
Aaron was also photographed wearing a batch from the company, where he used to work, Navistar Direct Marketing. The company also released a statement saying that they have decided to terminate him.
THIS GUY HAD HIS WORK BADGE OVER HIS SWEATER.— Gaglad (@Gagladla) January 7, 2021
Ultimate dumbfuckery. Definitely not Antifa/BLM.
No need to name him, his company already fired him. pic.twitter.com/DfGjLKb2uI