RUSKIN (CBSMiami/AP) — The Florida man who landed his gyrocopter at the U.S. Capitol says his employer, the U.S. Postal Service is trying to fire him.READ MORE: 'We Need To Take Action': Gov. DeSantis Vows Special Session To Ban Federal COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates
Doug Hughes said Wednesday the agency intends to fire him for “unacceptable conduct” in the wake of his April 15th flight to call attention to campaign finance reform.
A grand jury indicted Hughes on six charges that carry up to 9½ years in prison.READ MORE: Parkland Activist Dad Fred Guttenberg Joins Anti-Gun Group
Hughes, who lives in Ruskin, Florida, said he’s received tremendous public support. The tail section of Hughes’ gyrocopter carried a Postal Service logo, and Hughes was carrying letters for each member of Congress.
His next court appearance is June 20th. He has been ordered wear a GPS monitoring device.MORE NEWS: Miami-Dade Public Schools Could Ease Mask Mandate By End Of Month
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