This month has seen an influx of disgraced Capitol Hill rioters coming forward with pleas of apology and regret…
And the latest one to do so has issued a groveling statement in a last-ditch attempt to receive the nation’s forgiveness.
Here’s the full story…
Now, the events of January 6th remain etched upon the minds of us all.
As Congress convened to formally count the Electoral College votes and certify Joe Biden’s election win, lawmakers were forced to shelter in place and evacuate as pro-Trump rioters broke into the U.S Capitol Building.
Hundreds of rioters forced their way into the prestigious building, breaking windows, doors, and furniture along with chants of “stop the steal!”
The violence that ensued was nothing short of horrifying.
And, as rioters clashed with the few police officers that were present, the world watched on in sheer disbelief.
From the get-go, there were calls for the then-president, Donald Trump, to intervene.
He was repeatedly urged to appear on national television to order his supporters to stand down.
However, he instead issued a series of tweets…
Where he reminded the rioters that the police and law enforcement was “on our side,” and to “remain peaceful.”
The whole situation was nothing short of disgraceful…
And now, a month on, dozens of people have since been charged with firearms-related crimes and other offenses, including violent entry.
But, of course, many are seemingly having a change of heart.
Despite their overwhelming loyalty to Donald Trump – I mean, they stormed the Capitol for him, for goodness sake – many of the rioters who were named and shamed for their role in the event have been coming forward with apologies.
Jacob Chansley, otherwise known as the “horn man,” publicly spoke out against Donald Trump after being arrested and put in jail.
Chansley claimed that he and the other rioters were actively encouraged by the then-president…
His lawyer, Al Watkins, said:
“What’s really curious is the reality that our president, as a matter of public record, invited these individuals, as President, to walk down to the Capitol with him. As to my client, the guy with the horns and the fur, the meditation, and organic food… I’m telling you that we cannot simply wave a magic wand and label all these people on January 6th the same.”
Watkins said Chansley “regrets very, very much having not just been duped by the president, but by being in a position where he allowed that duping to put him in a position to make decisions he should not have made.”
He then added that Chansley is willing to testify against Trump at his ongoing impeachment trial.
This sudden change of attitude is hardly surprising…
And now, another disgraced face from the riots has spoken out about her own regret.
Jenna Ryan, a Texas real-estate agent, infamously took a private jet to Washington, DC, to attend the riot.
After the attack, she bragged on Twitter: “We just stormed the Capital. It was one of the best days of my life.”
Ryan also posed for a photo next to a broken window at the Capitol with a peace hand signal, captioning the photo on Twitter:
“Window at The capital. And if the news doesn’t stop lying about us we’re going to come after their studios next.”
It didn’t take long for Ryan to be identified.
As the FBI outlined in an affidavit, Ryan’s participation in the riot was well documented on social media – video footage from the event showed Ryan in the crowd that breached the Capitol wearing a “Trump” beanie hat.
She also promoted her real-estate business, with her full name, to one of the many cameras rolling at the event.
So, as you can imagine, locating her wasn’t a strenuous task.
On January 15th, Ryan was arrested…
And subsequently charged with 2 federal misdemeanor counts of knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted government building without lawful authority and disorderly conduct.
But, as per disgraced Capitol rioter tradition, Ryan is now insisting that she regrets her actions on January 6th.
Speaking to the Washington Post, she explained that she felt abandoned by the group of “patriots” who she said she came to the nation’s capital to support.
“Not one patriot is standing up for me.”
“I’m a complete villain. I was down there based on what my president said: ‘Stop the steal.’ Now I see that it was all over nothing. He was just having us down there for an ego boost. I was there for him.”
Ryan also admitted to feeling embarrassed.
“I bought into a lie, and the lie is the lie, and it’s embarrassing,” she said. “I regret everything.”
Ryan has since been attempting to raise funds for her legal defense…
But, as a result, was barred from PayPal.
This is a developing story, and updates will be posted accordingly.