Patricia and Mark McCloskey, the St. Louis couple who brandished firearms at protesters walking on their private street back in June, are now slated to speak in support of Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention next week, the Washington Post reports.
The two are currently facing charges of unlawful use of a weapon, stemming from the June incident, in which video footage showed Mark McCloskey armed with a long rifle and Patricia McCloskey holding a handgun outside their home.
Mark McCloskey claimed that he feared for his life after he claimed protesters broke through a private gate and threatened to kill him, his dogs and burn his house down.
“I was a person scared for my life, protecting my wife, my home, my hearth, my livelihood. I was a victim of a mob that came through the gate,” Mark McCloskey said at the time.
Other speakers expected at the RNC include former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley and Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Joni Ernst (R-IA), according to the Post.