"I will represent myself!" Jan 6 defendant Zach Alam is yelling at attorneys and clerks who are awaiting judge in his Jan 6 case

Alam of Texas is accused of breaking the window at the Speaker's Lobby

Alam is trying to dump his lawyer and take over his own defense
"I choose to speak for myself", Alam tells court

Court warns him not to.

"(Prosecutor) will not be able to convince jury that i possessed dangerous weapon on January 6. I can prove that," Alam said
Alam just told court - "I want (prosecutor) to offer me a deal right now... She needs to start doing her job and offer me a deal"

Judge is trying to stop him
Alam continues, "I want her to offer me a deal"

Judge warns Alam that prosecutor is not required to do so. Alam is talking over his lawyer and trying to take over his own case.

His lawyer wants to delay hearing

This is going off the rails
This is the 2nd defendant this week to disrupt proceedings

Alam just told prosecutor, "Can I get an offer?"

Judge warns him to stop talking again

Alam responds again, "I'm talking for myself. (My lawyer) is not talking for me.." Tells judge, "I don't take your advice"
Prosecutor tells court, "There has not been a plea offer, but I'm happy to start that process"

Alam interjects, "consider it requested now!"
Judge is stopping hearing. Delaying it til August. Defendant Zach Alan just said he’s making an “offer” to court … “drop all charges”… “make me a counteroffer”
Alam returns to jail. Til next hearing later this summer
Alam's next court hearing is August 17. Let's see how that one goes

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