It was pretty far into Jan. 6 defendant Brandon Fellows’ time on the stand Tuesday when he acknowledged that maybe acting as his own lawyer wasn’t the best idea. 

“I’ll also note, I did not want to go pro se. I think it’s a stupid decision,” Fellows said, while arguing that he should be released from pretrial detention. He said he began representing himself because he wanted to get out of the D.C. Jail and “rescue my life in many different ways.”