It's been over four months since former President Donald Trump's election lies prompted a mob of pro-Trump extremists to storm the United States Capitol in a deadly failed insurrection, but the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is still searching for some of the rioters, even after making hundreds of arrests so far.
One of those rioters is the far-right militant Samuel Lazar—known to the FBI as Capitol suspect #275. Though the FBI posted a photo seeking information on Lazar's identity, he's already known amongst eagle-eyed extremist watchers.
Footage of Lazar bragging about macing Capitol Police circulated online this past March, with the internet dubbing him #FacePaintBlowHard.
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Reposting #FacepaintBlowhard and newly hashtagged #MagaGalDiceClay giving post riot interview. New York accent? Fro… https://t.co/c6SfzvqwXj— Captain Columbo (@Captain Columbo) 1614635167.0
Lazar bragged at the riots:
"Those tyrannical pieces of s**t...and we maced them right the f**k back, and now they're taking the building!"
For undisclosed reasons, the FBI has yet to arrest Lazar, even though he hasn't exactly been keeping a low profile.
As Ryan J. Reilly of HuffPost first reported, Lazar recently posted photos of himself on social media at an event for the far-right Pennsylvania state Senator Doug Mastriano—an event headlined by none other than former President Trump's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani.
Lazar posted photos of himself at the event with both Giuliani and Mastriano visible.
May 15, Samuel Lazar, Capitol suspect No. 275 on the FBI website. Is @RudyGiuliani associating with and/or harborin… https://t.co/QAx6jFfovh— Anthony W. Walker (Tone) (@Anthony W. Walker (Tone)) 1621368357.0
@SenMastriano is seen with #FBIMostWanted #SamuelLazar #Insurrectionist #January6thInsurrection https://t.co/6acAystRUw— ThePowerofOne (@ThePowerofOne) 1621367802.0
Mastriano was also at the Capitol Riots that day, and even bussed supporters into D.C. for it, though he insists he left before the insurrection began.
People are growing frustrated that the FBI has yet to arrest Lazar, and they're putting more pressure on the bureau to do so.
Feds need to step their game up. The place a suspect on their wanted list but haven't arrested him, despite he's be… https://t.co/K7jjEHwBz6— Capitol Terrorists Exposers (@Capitol Terrorists Exposers) 1621364198.0
Told y'all🤬 chris wray needs to go because they're not really trying to capture the big fishes. christopher wray st… https://t.co/4FwrdAqLLt— Truescorpio (@Truescorpio) 1621366071.0
How hard are you looking for this insurrectionist @FBI https://t.co/TzKmcupv0d— Mimi (@Mimi) 1621360329.0
Arrest Sam Lazar & Pennsylvania state Senator Doug Mastriano, @FBI https://t.co/fp8NryIuCm— Brian Dunne (@Brian Dunne) 1621358536.0
If he's on the FBI's MOST WANTED LIST, why hasn't he been arrested? JFC https://t.co/samNv00b6Y— Vicki Morgan (@Vicki Morgan) 1621356972.0
So arrest his terrorist ass already!! https://t.co/fbdRVEsgwc— nancy hayes pope (@nancy hayes pope) 1621356587.0
Lazar still attending Republican events and broadcasting his whereabouts on Facebook didn't reflect well on his judgment.
These idiots are, as they say in Georgia, a few peas short of a casserole... https://t.co/QFquTLKRR4— Kathleen F. (@Kathleen F.) 1621357738.0
Are these guys INTENTIONALLY incriminating themselves? https://t.co/Idx8mxHOUJ— RedRama (@RedRama) 1621360853.0
Lazar has, however, changed his name on social media.