Most Charges Dropped Against Man Who Drove Through White House Barrier

Originally published May 30, 2023 4:00 pm PDT

Kandula is now only facing a count of depredation of property of the United States in excess of $1,000.

  • Sai Varshith Kandula’s major charges have been dropped for unknown reasons.
  • Last week, Kandula drove a U-Haul truck into White House barriers, with authorities later retrieving a Nazi flag from the truck and displaying it on the ground as if to stir the media.
  • At first, some believed the attack came from a white supremacist, although those rumors quickly subsided after it was learned that Kandula is not Caucasian.
  • Kandula was originally charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, threat to kill, kidnap, or harm a President, Vice President, or family, destruction of federal property, and trespassing.
  • Kandula’s goal during the attack was to “get to the White House, seize power, and be put in charge of the nation,” according to records.
  • The majority of charges have now been dropped unexpectedly, leaving some speculating that officials are attempting to silence the matter as Kandula does not fit the mainstream, anti-Western political narrative.
  • Kandula allegedly planned to send a message with the attack, expressing a willingness to “kill the President” and “hurt anyone that would stand in my way,” documents describe.
  • He told officials that his “book” would “get to those who needed to see it,” referring to a book containing “his plans to enter the White House, and what he would accomplish if he was in charge,” the filing states.
  • While in court, Kandula stated he appreciated the Nazis’ “authoritarian nature, eugenics, and their world order.”
  • The court document concludes that there is “clear and convincing evidence that the Defendant is a danger to the community and by preponderance of the evidence that he is a flight risk,” noting that the man is to be detained without bond.
  • In contrast to the government’s response to Kandula ramming a truck into White House property, documents from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) suggest that pro-life mothers should be marked as potential “radicalization suspects” in a violence prevention training guide.
  • The document outlines various profiles of domestic extremists, one of which is a hypothetical “middle-aged pro-life advocate” named Ann.
  • The DHS planned to use a mock family dinner table snapshot to underline the alleged threat of domestic terrorism and the need for more intrusive prevention measures, American Faith reported.