The consequences of the Capitol Hill riots are catching up with those involved.
One woman, who flew to the Capitol riots in a private plane and was arrested for her involvement, is now asking for donations to cover her legal fees…
For many involved in the Capitol Hill riots, they are now faced with the consequences of their actions.
Donald Trump included.
But despite facing the repercussions of their actions, not all are willing to accept them.
Or pay for them.
As one woman, who was arrested for her involvement, is now asking for donations to help with legal fees…
Despite traveling to Capitol Hill on a private jet.
Keep scrolling to find out more…
Now, where do we even start when it comes to the Capitol Hill riots?
It all started on January 6th when former president Donald Trump held a “Save America” rally in Washington D.C, just a few miles away from the White House.
Thousands of his eager supporters were there listening to and latching on to every word that came out of Trump’s mouth.
Trump’s refusal to concede to the winner of the 2020 election, Joe Biden, seemed to have fuelled the anger among his supporters…
Making the overwhelming presence of far-right extremists more apparent than ever.
The former president repeatedly told his crowd that he was “the real winner” and how they need to “take the election back”…
Before finally telling them to “go down to the Capitol building” and “fight like hell for our country.”
He even said he’d be there alongside them which, of course, he didn’t mean literally.
This resulted in thousands of his supporters, all armed with MAGA merchandise and Trump flags, storming down to the U.S Capitol building and breaking in…
Where hell was well and truly unleashed.
A joint session of Congress was underway to certify Joe Biden’s election win when the rioters made their way into the building.
Thankfully, all members of the House and staff were safely evacuated… but this didn’t mean things were over.
People began smashing down windows and doors, looting valuable items, and even breaking into Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s office and taking some of her personal posessions.
And to make things even more terrifying…
Text messages were later discovered from one of the rioters describing his plans to “shoot and run over” Nancy Pelosi.
Thankfully, these terrible plans didn’t go ahead – but it just goes to show the alarming ideologies and ambitions held by many of the people present on that day.
5 people tragically died as a result of the riots…
And more than sixty police officers and security guards were greatly injured from trying to stop the violent rioters and get them out of the building.
The scenes were truly apocalyptic…
And Trump was called on again and again to issue a televised statement telling his supporters to put an end to the violence.
In the end, he issued a series of small tweets where he reminded the rioters that the police and law enforcement was “on our side,” and to “remain peaceful.”
He eventually tweeted a video telling his supporters to “go home”…
All while reminding them that they’re “very special” and that he “loves them.”
Of course, this wasn’t taken well by the very shaken-up members of Congress and it really didn’t help that Trump was refusing to take responsibility for the riots.
Trump’s reluctance to take responsibility then led to him being suspended indefinitely from all major social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram…
Of course, we all know how much Trump loved to run his mouth on Twitter, so this was a huge deal.
Things just seemed to be getting worse and worse for Trump…
And alongside hundreds of his supporters being arrested and charged for their involvement in the riots, Congress were having some serious talks about what to do about his lack of concern over the violence caused by his army of followers.
It didn’t take long for Pelosi to prepare a vote to impeach Trump for the second time during his presidential term…
And even though former Vice-President Mike Pence refused to invoke the 25th amendment, which is what would have removed Trump from office immediately, it was voted shortly afterward to go forward with the impeachment.
On the afternoon of January 13th, Trump was officially impeached, making him the only president in U.S history to be impeached more than once.
The final vote was 232-197, as per The Guardian, though the matter is yet to go before the Senate which will decide whether he should be convicted.
Trump broke his silence just hours after the House of Representatives charged him with inciting an insurrection against the government by releasing a speech – all while reversing his tone about the crisis.
In the prerecorded remarks, he “unequivocally condemn[ed]” last week’s deadly riot at the Capitol and went on to call for cooler heads and cooler words and a sense of national unity to prevail.
“Violence and vandalism have absolutely no place in our country and no place in our movement. ‘Making America great again’ has always been about defending the rule of law, supporting the men and women of law enforcement, and upholding our nation’s most sacred traditions and values. Mob violence goes against everything I believe in and everything our movement stands for.”
It seems that the actions of that day are only realized once faced with the consequences.
But even then, not all of those involved are willing to accept it.
As one woman asked Trump for a pardon.
After saying she was overcharged.
Texas realtor, Jenna Ryan, took part in the Capitol Hill riots and was arrested by the FBI as a result.
Ryan was pictured posing for photos and videos at the U.S. Capitol.
CBS11 reports that in 1 picture posted online she posed in front of a broken window with a caption that read, “Window at the capital (sic). And if the news doesn’t stop lying about us we’re going to come after their studios next.”
She was charged with knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.
Ryan, who took a private plane to Washington D.C. on the day of the riot, spoke to CBS11 where she explained, “It was a very strange experience to be arrested by the FBI. They’re very professional and it was a very strange feeling. I have a lot of faith in God and I was just praising him and praying and I was just knowing God would take care of me in this situation.”
She continued, “I just want people to know I’m a normal person.”
“That I listen to my president who told me to go to the Capitol. That I was displaying my patriotism while I was there and I was just protesting and I wasn’t trying to do anything violent and I didn’t realize there was actually violence.”
“I’d just like to apologize for all of the families that are affected by any of the negative environment and I’d just like to say I really love people and I am not a villain that a lot of people would make me out to be, or people think I am, because I was a Trump supporter at the Capitol.”
Then most surprising of all, she added, “I think we all deserve a pardon.”
“I’m facing a prison sentence. I think I do not deserve that and from what I understand, every person is going to be arrested that was there, so I think everyone deserves a pardon, so I would ask the President of the United States to give me a pardon.”
Ryan did not receive a place on Trumps final pardon list.
And now, she’s caused a stir, yet again.
This time, for asking for donations to cover her legal fees.
As per the Mail Online, Ryan tweeted a link to her PayPal account, writing,
“I am accepting donations to pay legal fees and losses due to my arrest and charges by the FBI for protesting at the US Capitol. Thank you for your support. Any amount helps.”
“I have to go to trial in Washington DC for this misdemeanor. I believe I was wrongfully arrested and charged and we have to fight for my freedom and [clear] my name.”
Unsurprisingly, many people were unsympathetic, pointing out that she could not afford her legal fees but could afford a private jet to Capitol Hill.
UniLad reports that Ryan later confirmed that she had already raised $1,000 in donations from fellow supporters.
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