Former CSUN setter in attendance at U.S. Capitol insurrection

A former CSUN men’s volleyball player was present during the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

James McMillan, a former setter and current CSUN student, was with supporters of President Donald Trump as extremists stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, according to a report from the CSUN campus student-newspaper the Daily Sundial.

Rioters attacked the building in an apparent effort to prevent the U.S. Congress from certifying the U.S. presidential election results. The capitol storming resulted in multiple deaths and delayed Congress from certifying President-Elect Joe Biden won the election until early Thursday morning

McMilian posted a now deleted Instagram story that was obtained by Daily Sundial showing him in Freedom Plaza and near the building were both the U.S. Senate and U.S. Senate chambers are located. The former NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball player appears in his Instagram videos wearing a red beanie with a No. 45 logo on it, a nod to Trump being the 45th president in U.S. history.

“Storm Congress, baby,” McMillian said in one of the Instagram videos.


McMillian did not post any videos or photos of him inside the U.S. Capitol. However, he implied in a video he went inside the building with the other rioters.

“We’re on our way out now,” McMillian said in a video. “We got our fill of looking at the inside of the capitol.”

McMillian also posted a video of him among a throng of individuals who were within feet of an entrance to what appears to be the U.S. Capitol.

He stated in the video “we’re in the building now.” In addition, he then said a derogatory term for a female genital when a nearby individual stated they didn’t want to go inside the building.

“Come on, don’t be a p****,” he said.

McMillan as a freshman with CSUN last season appeared in six matches and averaged 9.27 assists per game. He also started the team’s final four matches before the season was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Before arriving at CSUN, McMillian played club volleyball in San Diego with Coast Volleyball Club.

Video via Daily Sundial