Trump-Loving CEO is Sorry After Being Arrested For Storming US Capitol
Bradley Rukstales, the CEO and president of Illinois-based Cogensia, told WBEZ that he was arrested for unlawful entry for storming the U.S. Capitol with hundreds of other Trump supporters who were trying to stop the lawful confirmation of President-elect Joe Biden on Jan. 6:
My decision to enter the Capitol was wrong, and I am deeply regretful to have done so. Without qualification and as a peaceful and law-abiding citizen, I condemn the violence and destruction that took place in Washington…
It was the single worst personal decision of my life. I have no excuse for my actions and wish that I could take them back.
Cognesia announced on Twitter that it is placing Rukstales on leave while the incident is investigated.
Our CEO, Brad Rukstales' participated in the recent Washington DC protests. Those actions were his own and not acting on behalf Cogensia nor do his actions in any way reflect the policies or values of our firm. He has been placed on leave of absence while we assess further.— Cogensia (@Cogensia) January 8, 2021