Jenna Ryan, a woman from Texas, flew with friends on a private jet to Washington D.C. to take part in the pro-Donald Trump riots, which took place on Capitol Hill last week, and that left many people dead.
Jenna Ryan — a real estate broker and radio host — joined friends aboard a private jet and flew from US Trinity Aviation in Texas to the capital, making no attempt to hide as she made several posts to social media sites.
In her first post on Facebook, she uploaded a photo of herself holding a bag and posing for a snap as she got ready to board the plane.
Ryan used the hashtags #MarchToSaveAmerica and #StopTheSteal as she told her social media friends she was “hopping on a plane” to Washington.
Once on the plane, she posted pictures with friends on Twitter. The morning of the riots on Capitol Hill — which saw one woman fatally shot and four more reported dead since — Jenna Ryan live-streamed her walk and explained she was one of the people who “flew here for freedom.”
She tried to convince her followers that the election had been “stolen” and told them that Trump was her president.
She also said, “we’re gonna go down and storm the capitol,” referring to the events that later took place on Capitol Hill.
Another picture of Ryan shows her posing in front of a broken window at the Capitol, where she described the day as “one of the best…in my life” and threatened to “come after [media] studios next” if the “news doesn’t stop lying.”
The viral photos from Jenna Ryan’s social media accounts and her protest participation have some dire consequences.
After a boatload of complaints, Texas Real Estate Commission is feeling the pressure to revoke her license. A photo has also surfaced online revealing that one of Jenna Ryan’s realtor advertising signs was vandalized.
Someone found the billboard that is located in Carrollton, a city near Dallas and Frisco, and used a marker to black out her face and wrote “Trumper” and “wh$$$” and “c$$$” on it.
Jenna Ryan, who is still under fire for her actions, has released a message defending herself, saying: “I do not condone the violence that occurred on January 6, 2020 and I am truly heartbroken for the people who have lost their lives. Hatred and violence toward each other are not going to solve our country’s issues. As a nation, we need to come together Republican, Democrat and Independent and have an open and honest discussion about the issues in our country and resolve our issues in peace.”
Thousands of rioters stormed the Capitol last Wednesday in support of President Donald Trump as Congress prepared to certify the election result of last year, which would confirm Joe Biden as the next U.S. President.
Fifty-two people were arrested, with at least half of them arrested within the grounds of the Capitol building.
At least five people have died during the riot — a police officer was beaten and later collapsed, a rioter was shot in the chest as she tried to break a window, and three others died during the rampage.
Another police officer committed suicide after the traumatic incidents.