Donald Trump fanatic allegedly said he wanted to 'put a bullet' in Nancy Pelosi during Capitol Hill riot

Nancy Pelosi and Donald Trump
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A fanatical Donald Trump supporter is facing federal charges after allegedly telling his friends he wanted to shoot and run over Nancy Pelosi during the Capitol Hill riot.

Cleveland man Grover Meredith Jr has been charged with writing threats and possessing a firearm and ammunition. He also allegedly wrote multiple text messages saying he wanted to kill the House Speaker - one of which said he wished to "put a bullet in [Pelosi's] noggin on live TV".

According to CNN Meredith also said he wanted to run her over, and used slurs against women.

He was arrested on Wednesday after FBI agents searched his hotel room and a nearby trailer he was storing weapons in.

They allegedly found three guns, including an assault rifle and "hundreds" of rounds of ammunition. 

Meredith is one of 13 people charged in federal court for their part in the riot at the Capitol.

Hundreds of Donald Trump supporters stormed Capitol Hill on Wednesday to try and stop the formal recognition of Joe Biden as the next President.

Five people died in the carnage. 

Acting US attorney Michael Sherwin says anyone responsible for the "disgraceful" siege will be prosecuted to "the fullest extent of the law".

Other people facing charges include Alabama man, Lonnie Coffman, whose vehicle contained 11 Molotov devices and Richard Barnett, of Arkansas, who was photographed sitting at a desk in Pelosi's office, according to a statement from the Justice Department.