The debate over Confederate statues rages on after the deadly protest in Charlottesville earlier this month.
According to FBI Special Agent Patrick Hutchinson, a park ranger spotted 25-year-old Schneck crouching behind a bush with "what appeared to be duct tape and wires." Schneck then took a swig of clear liquid from a bottle, spit it out all over the ground, and poured the rest out next to him.
The liquid was "most likely nitroglycerin," according to the complaint, which is "one of the world's most powerful explosives."
The ranger also spotted a wire and timers before asking Schmeck if he intended to harm the statue. "Schneck responded that he did, and that he (Schneck) did not 'like that guy,'" the complaint states. Authorities also found white powder used as a primary explosive.
If convicted, Scheck could face a possible $250,000 fine and up to 40 years in a federal prison.
According to the Houston Chronicle, Dowling, a "25-year-old Irish immigrant and Houston barkeep, had become an instant Confederate hero when he and 42 artillerymen repelled 22 Union warships at the mouth of the Sabine River."
The definition of domestic terrorism, but of course it will be ignored by Liberals— CHill (@Finsane_) August 21, 2017
DICK DOWLING WAS NEVER HIGHER THAN A MAJOR!! Read a book...— Jeffrey L. O'Malley (@icebergdad) August 21, 2017
Another alt-left terrorist trying to blow-up a monument. Lock him up— Ned Roberts (@SeniorChief_Ret) August 21, 2017
All of the confederate crap should be destroyed. It's not vandalism...it's an act of public service— Stinkfoot (@musings63) August 21, 2017
Vandals should not destroy them.— Joseph (@morpheuswaking) August 21, 2017
Statues to be relocated to confederate cemeteries and museums-I.e more historically appropriate locations
Obviously, He's never heard if Dont Mess With Texas!— Clara Nielsen (@ClaraNielsen8) August 21, 2017
Silly generation apparently was never told... Don't Mess with Texas! How about a little hard labor for awhile; and don't drop the soap. 🤣— Marco (@TungusGrump) August 21, 2017
people need to learn from history - detroying it will only put us at risk for repeated history— ProConsumerSafety (@ProConsumerSafe) August 21, 2017