U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta handed down a four-month prison sentence to former Trump trade advisor Peter Navarro for defying a subpoena from the January 6 Select Committee.
Mehta added a $9,500 fine as well.
“In all of this, even today, there is little acknowledgement of what your obligation is as an American to cooperate with Congress, to provide them with information they are seeking,” Mehta said. “They had a job to do. And you made it harder. It’s really that simple.”
“The minute that violence erupted on Capitol Hill was one of the worst days of my life,” Navarro said. “That was not only a desecration of our Capitol but it was also an end to any rational discussion.”
Peter made an attempt to speak to the media following the sentencing.