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Edgar Welch, Pizzagate Gunman: ‘I Regret How I Handled the Situation’

The New York Times on Wednesday published the first interview with Edgar M. Welch, the man who fired an assault rifle in D.C. pizzeria as he investigated the patently false claims that the restaurant was the center of a child sex slave ring connected to the Clintons. “I just wanted to do some good and went about it the wrong way,” he told the Times. He recalled wanting to give the pizza shop a “closer look” and said he felt his “heart breaking over the thought of innocent people suffering.” Welch admitted that he found no pedophilia ring at Comet Ping Pong, telling the newspaper, “The intel on this wasn’t 100 percent.” However, he would not outright dismiss the possibility of the Clinton-connected child-sex ring, saying there were simply no children “inside that dwelling.” Asked whether he regrets his actions, Welch said, “I regret how I handled the situation.”