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Ann Coulter Op-ed: First Duty of the Press: Make It About Race


Commentary by Ann Coulter Ann Coulter | Posted: Jan 20, 2021

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First Duty of the Press: Make It About Race

Source: AP Photo/Julio Cortez

Why can’t liberals ever just let Trump hang himself? Isn’t what he’s actually done bad enough? No, the media always have to punch up the story, layering lie upon lie, until normal people are forced to say, I don’t want to defend the guy, but that didn’t happen.

This was the whole point of my book “Resistance Is Futile,” written at the outset of the Trump administration:

“[M]y advice to the Resistance is: Get Trump on the worst thing he’s actually done, and stop running off with Wouldn’t it be great if he raped and murdered a nun? You’re right: If Trump had done that, he would be finished, done, put a fork in him. Unfortunately, he hasn’t committed that particular crime.”

Even after a mob of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6, the media felt the need to pile up the false accusations.

Their first order of business was to turn it into a story about race.

The Trump riot has as little to do with race as any story in 21st-century America. COVID, immigration, tax cuts, the stimulus — I could come up with a racial angle for any of those.

Your assignment: Make the siege at the Capitol a story primarily about race relations.

You, a normal person, one week later: I’m stumped.

But to our media, the main point to be made about the riot was: Can you imagine what would have happened if black people had done that?

An unarmed Trump supporter crawling through a window at the Capitol was shot dead. Please name the black protester killed by the police throughout 2020’s incessant BLM riots, lootings and arsons. He’d already be on a postage stamp.

During the 2015 BLM riots in Baltimore after a heroin dealer, Freddie Gray, died in the back of a police van, the mayor announced that she was giving “those who wished to destroy space to do that as well.”

If you look at a mob storming the Capitol to protest Biden’s certification as president and immediately think, This is a story about black people!, you’ve got racism on the brain.

— Renee Zellweger Wins Oscar for Best Actress

     Oh like she would have gotten if it she were black. I don’t think so!

— Nobel Prize for Physics Awarded to Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez for “Discovery of a Supermassive Compact Object at the Center Of Our Galaxy”

     Does anyone seriously believe that the prize would have been awarded if the discovery had been made by Black Lives Matter?

— Denver beat the Knicks 114-89

     Can you imagine Denver intentionally running up the score like that on a white team?

I’m beginning to suspect that conservatives are the only people who were genuinely appalled by Trump supporters storming the Capitol. The left’s consistent reaction has been: OK, what do we have to do to make it look bad?

     It must be awkward to have to work up a high dudgeon about the Capitol protest after spending half of 2020 saying “mostly peaceful” protests were OK, even if beyond the “mostly” there was a lot of arson and looting.

SOLUTION: A riot is not bad unless it can be denounced as “racist.”

Liberals were indignant with Sen. Tom Cotton for saying Trump should send in troops to restore order during the George Floyd riots. His New York Times op-ed making this point was slapped with a disclaimer from the editors that’s nearly as long as the original column.

Today, there are more troops on patrol in D.C. than in actual war zones.

But, this time, instead of calling the militarization of our nation’s capital “fascist” — as the Times’ Michelle Goldberg dubbed Cotton’s proposal — the very presence of troops is cited as proof of how awful the Jan. 6 riot was.

Liberals have got to learn that their neuroses are not proof of their opponents’ perfidy. The hysterical deployment of more than 20,000 troops to Biden’s inauguration says something about them, not the rioters.

Similarly, cable news has been featuring Democrats giving long, emotional TV interviews describing their fears during the storming of the Capitol. I was afraid they’d kill us all!  What if they’d started lynching senators? They could have taken hostages! I fully expected a mass shooting. I thought the building would collapse on top of us! What if they’d had a nuke?

Oh my gosh! What did they actually do?

They broke four windows, took selfies and threw papers on the ground.

     How many people died?

     Four — all Trump supporters.

     The “Your Neurosis Proves My Malfeasance” argument is a specialty of the feminists. If I wasn’t sexually harassed, then please explain why I gained 30 pounds? You want proof that Trump is a monster? I can’t sleep at night! Do you want to see my psychiatrist’s bill?

     No, no! We believe you! But it’s not evidence that anyone did something bad to you. Your mental anguish comes in during the penalty phase, not during the guilt-finding phase.

     The winner of the “You want proof? My skin has broken out!” argument was this NBC headline last week: “Some Democrats in Congress are worried their colleagues might kill them.”

The raid was disgusting, appalling, sickening, but it’s not a license for concocting imaginary accusations. Trump is bad. The thugs who stormed the Capitol are bad. You don’t need to manufacture evidence against them, media.

DOJ says Capitol rioters intended to ‘capture and assassinate’ elected officials


A Justice Department court filing has revealed a plan that rioters purportedly designed to “capture and assassinate” elected officials during last week’s raid on the U.S. Capitol. Federal prosecutors in the filing asked an Arizona judge to detain Jacob Chansley, an Arizona man who was pictured wearing face and body makeup and buffalo horns while standing at Vice President Mike Pence’s desk in the Senate. Chansley is set to appear in a federal court on Friday.

The FBI, according to the DOJ, investigated Chansley, who reportedly left a note on the vice president’s desk staying that “it’s only a matter of time, justice is coming.” 

A portion of the federal prosecutors’ Thursday filing states, “Strong evidence, including Chansley’s own words and actions at the Capitol, supports that the intent of the Capitol rioters was to capture and assassinate elected officials in the United States government.”

According to a Friday report from Reuters, prosecutors said the charges against Chansley involve active participation in an insurrection attempting to violently overthrow the United States government and that Chansley is a serious flight risk.

“Chansley has spoken openly about his belief that he is an alien, a higher being, and he is here on Earth to ascend to another reality,” prosecutors added in the filing.

He also reportedly phoned the FBI after the riots and told them that he was “glad he sat in the vice president’s chair because Vice President Pence is a child-trafficking traitor.”

A lawyer for Chansley is reportedly seeking a pardon from President Donald Trump for his client’s role in the U.S. Capitol raid. Chansley has allegedly stated that he “accepted the president’s invitation” to march on the U.S. Capitol “with good intentions.”

Chansley’s attorney, Albert Watkins, issued a statement Thursday on his client, saying that he should be pardoned.

“My client had heard the oft-repeated words of President Trump,” Watkins said about the incident. “The words and invitation of a president are supposed to mean something. Given the peaceful and compliant fashion in which Mr. Chansley comported himself, it would be appropriate and honorable for the president to pardon Mr. Chansley and other like-minded, peaceful individuals who accepted the president’s invitation with honorable intentions.”

Watkins concluded, “Mr. Chansley is an American; he served honorably in the US military. He has zero criminal history. He is a lover of nature, routinely practices meditation, is an active practicer of yoga, and eats only organic food. He took seriously the countless messages of President Trump. He believed in President Trump. Like tens of millions of other Americans, Chansley felt — for the first time in his life — as though his voice was being heard.”

IGNORED BY MEDIA: Flash Bangs Were Going Off at US Capitol Before Trump Finished His Speech – Antifa Organized Protest Near US Capitol Before It Was Stormed


Reported By Jim Hoft | Published January 11, 2021

Earlier this week CNN interviewed John Sullivan from Utah after the shooting death of Ashli Babbit by Capitol Hill police. John Sullivan, a noted leftist leader from Utah, stormed the US Capitol with fellow activists on Wednesday. John Sullivan is a Black Lives Matter goon from Utah who was flown into DC during the planned “Stop the Steal” rally.

In August John Sullivan threatened to “rip President Trump from the White House” during violence in Washington DC. Sullivan was flown to DC for the protests. At the time John Sullivan was described as a Black Lives Matter leader from Utah.

From our earlier report:

John Sullivan stormed the US Capitol on Wednesday. He was near Ashli Babbit when she was killed by Capitol police.

Amy Mek at RAIR Foundation reported:

 

So what was John Sullivan was caught on camera in the US Capitol?

 

On Friday investigative journalist Millie Weaver ran into John Sullivan in Washington DC.

She overheard him say he was not being charged.

 

As we reported earlier — and from Millie Weaver — John Sullivan organized a BLM-Antifa event at the Washington Memorial on Wednesday, January 6th.

— then he was seen storming the US Capitol!
How many of his Antifa buddies were with him?

Raheem

 

And now there are reports that the flash bangs started going off at the US Capitol before President Trump was finished with his speech at the Ellipse.

A vast majority of patriots left the Ellipse and went home after President Trump finished his speech.
It was bitterly cold in Washington DC that day.

 

 

CNN even admitted that flashbangs were going off at 1 PM.
President Trump was still speaking at 1 PM!

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Jason Whitlock Op-ed: Whitlock: Ignoring the concerns of Trump supporters will destroy America


Wednesday afternoon, angry, unarmed, mostly peaceful protesters stormed the Capitol. They caused hundreds of dollars in damages to “The People’s House,” the taxpayer-funded building where elected lawmakers work.

They took pictures seated at Nancy Pelosi’s desk. They shoved furniture out of place. They pushed their way past unprepared and overwhelmed law enforcement. They shattered a window or two.

If not for police shooting and killing an unarmed, female 14-year Air Force veteran, the protest staged by Trump supporters would have more in common with a 1950s fraternity panty raid than political riot.

Here, I guess, I should apologize for not joining the rest of the media in feigning outrage and calling for the trespassers to be tried for treason. But I’m neither outraged nor feeling vengeful because of their act of civil disobedience.

I understand it. It was an inevitable repercussion from 2020 and what we’ve all witnessed the last decade. It was Sir Isaac Newton’s third law come to life.

“For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.”

For four years now, the billionaire and millionaire elites who control academia, the mainstream media, politics, popular culture, and the sports world have framed Trump supporters as racist deplorables worthy of elimination from society.

These same elites spent the past decade elevating Michael Brown, George Floyd, Jacob Blake, Rayshard Brooks, Eric Garner, and other resisting criminal suspects to icon status while simultaneously raising bail money for protesters willing to riot, loot, burn, and vandalize in the name of racial justice.

This blatant hypocrisy will not go unchallenged. You cannot ignore the desires, concerns and feelings of 74 million citizens. You cannot write them off as Nazis and answer all their complaints with allegations of racism or sexism. That’s fascism.

At this point, the Deplorables should be commended for their restraint. Antifa and Black Lives Matter search, burn, and destroy well into the wee hours. The Deplorables returned to their hotel rooms by nightfall and watched our lawmakers return to work inside the Capitol by 8 p.m.

The critics say President Trump provoked Wednesday’s political “violence.” His refusal to concede a corrupt election baited his followers to overrun the Capitol with flags, put Ashli Babbitt in harm’s way, and do enough property damage to delay the Electoral College confirmation three or four hours.

Fine. Guilty as charged.

But our president for the next two weeks was not Lee Harvey Oswald, a lone provocateur. He had plenty of collaborators. They work on all the major and cable news and sports networks. They play in the NFL and NBA. They represent both political parties, hold high positions in Hollywood, at Netflix, Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

The people wagging their fingers the hardest at Trump and the Deplorables sanctioned, financed, and promoted political violence throughout all of 2020 and for much of the past decade.

Ashli Babbitt’s blood is on the hands of Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg as much as, if not more than, on President Trump’s. That’s why Dorsey and Zuckerberg rushed to silence Trump on their respective platforms, Twitter and Facebook.

Political tension and violence are fomented, planned, and monetized on Silicon Valley’s social media platforms. Wednesday’s “violence” hit the wrong target. The Capitol is where global elites exchange cash for influence and privilege. It’s where $150,000-a-year politicians become multimillionaires building cozy relationships with Big Tech lobbyists and American corporations looking to curry favor with China.

The Capitol is sacred ground for elites. The way you might revere a church edifice is the way millionaires and billionaires revere the Capitol.

The NBA multimillionaires said they played with “heavy hearts” Wednesday night after seeing the Capitol desecrated. They made twisted, illogical analogies between nonviolent civil disobedience and the rioting, looting, and violence that occurred in Minneapolis, Atlanta, Kenosha, and across this country all summer.

“It reminds me of what Dr. Martin Luther King has said, that there’s two split different Americas,” Boston Celtics star Jaylen Brown told reporters. “In one America, you get killed by sleeping in your car, selling cigarettes or playing in your backyard. And then in another America, you get to storm the Capitol and no tear gas, no massive arrests, none of that.”

Brown is right. There are two different American realities. There’s the false reality world created by and for elites and their groupies. In this world, progressive elites feign concern for poor black people by championing the cause of a tiny handful of black resisting criminal suspects harmed by white police officers tasked with subduing them. The elites have no interest in the thousands of black men and boys killed annually due to random gang, street, and drug violence. Those black lives do not matter. Progressive elites live inside a social media matrix where they call the Crips and the Bloods to protect them from the police.

The rest of America lives in an alternate universe driven, at least partially, by reality, facts, and common sense. We don’t see the norms of Western Civilization as the root of all evil. We have no interest in disrupting the nuclear family. We don’t think the storming of the Capitol is analogous to the months of looting, arson, shooting, rioting, and anarchy we watched throughout 2020.

Philadelphia 76ers coach Doc Rivers, a man I greatly respect, lives in a different reality than I do. His interpretation of Wednesday’s chaos baffles me.

“No police dogs turned on people, no billy clubs hitting people. People peacefully being escorted out of the Capitol,” Rivers told reporters Wednesday. “So it shows you can peacefully disperse a crowd. It basically proves a point about a privileged life in a lot of ways. I will say it, because I don’t think a lot of people want to: Can you imagine [Wednesday], if those were all black people storming the Capitol, and what would have happened? That, to me, is a picture worth a thousand words for all of us to see, and probably something for us to reckon with again.”

What is he talking about? We’ve watched buildings burned to the ground this summer. We’ve seen “protesters” prowling the streets of Atlanta with semi-automatic weapons. We’ve seen protesters berate and spit on police officers. David Dorn, a 77-year-old, black retired cop, was assassinated. Parts of Portland have been under attack from Antifa and Black Lives Matter for months.

There have been no dogs, no billy clubs.

We don’t have to imagine how law enforcement would react to black, lawless protesters. It has aired on CNN, MSNBC, and FOX News all summer. The police have been remarkably restrained.

The media, athletes, and celebrities have treated black protesters as heroes. Politicians have taken knees and worn kente cloth to show allegiance with black protesters. Every national sportscaster and head coach has gone along with the facade that police pose a greater threat to black men than black men. We’re inundated with television commercials promoting Black Lives Matter. The NFL has celebrated criminals involved in drive-by shootings. A laundry list of media personalities have taken turns rationalizing every violent, lawless action taken by Antifa or Black Lives Matter. No one cares that George Floyd stuck a gun in a pregnant black woman’s belly or that Jacob Blake sexually assaulted a black woman. The New York Times commissioned a group of black female reporters to rewrite American history to fit the narrative of the critical race theory taught at our academic institutions.

The concerns propagandized by the ministers of black victimhood are a high priority in American society. Sinners are excommunicated from their employment. There is so much money, fame, and adulation from joining the Church of Black Victimization that white people such as Shaun King and Rachel Dolezal have disavowed their natural heritage to identify as black.

A Trump supporter? He or she is an American pariah. A racist. A coon. An idiot. A sellout. Someone to be silenced or ignored.

Trump supporters will not go away quietly or peacefully. It’s their country, too. Their concerns are legitimate. The lawmakers they chased to the basement of the Capitol sold out the American working-class man and woman.

They sold out my mom and dad and the way of life that allowed me to rise from poverty to a life of comfort and privilege. My dad was a small businessman in Indianapolis who owned a tavern that catered to hourly, union factory workers. My mother was a factory worker in Indianapolis and Kansas City.

The black people I grew up with, the ones who frequented the Masterpiece Lounge and went on bowling trips with my mom, were not global citizens. They were hardworking high school graduates who wanted their kids to move up the economic and social ladder.

They had a lot in common with Trump supporters. We can’t see that common ground now because the mainstream media and social media have us so irrationally polarized that we think skin color explains everything.

Skin color does not explain the Trump phenomenon, the passion of his followers. Trumpism is rooted in a rejection of the elitism, idolatry, and secularism pervasive in modern American culture.

In September 1620 — four hundred years ago — 102 passengers boarded the Mayflower, fleeing southern England and the elitist society constructed there. They were the original Trumpers, the dregs of European society in search of freedom of religion and expression.

Trumpism is the cry of American citizens uninterested in adopting the cultures and customs of France, China, Italy, Cuba, Venezuela, Canada, or any of the other places global elites romanticize. Trumpism is the cry of the working class who believe the Big Tech billionaires are building an America that cuts them out of the American Dream. Trumpism is the cry of Americans who value authenticity over the fraudulence of political correctness.

The price of ignoring their cries will be war, a civil war.

MAGA mob rioter who swung from Senate balcony begs for forgiveness and says he told others the chamber was a ‘sacred place’ – as a Chicago CEO who was arrested admits the Capitol siege was the ‘single worst’ decision of his life


Reported By EMILY CRANE and LAUREN FRUEN FOR DAILYMAIL.COM | 

Read more at https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9127013/Senate-balcony-swinging-MAGA-mob-rioter-begs-forgiveness.html

The MAGA mob rioter who was pictured swinging from the Senate balcony is now begging for forgiveness because he just got ‘caught up in the moment’, while a data-analytics CEO arrested for his involvement says it was the ‘single worst’ decision of his life.

Several Trump supporters who stormed the US Capitol on Wednesday are now expressing their regret as authorities continue to arrest those involved in the rampage that lawmakers have branded a ‘terrorist attack’.

More than 80 have been arrested so far but dozens of those involved, who were labeled as ‘great patriots by Trump, are yet to be identified. The FBI is asking for help in trying to track them down.

Josiah Colt, a 34-year-old who runs his own digital marketing firm in Boise, Idaho, is among those who have apologized in the wake of the violent siege after he was identified as the rioter hanging from the balcony. He was not among those arrested as of Friday morning.

The infamous image of him dangling from the balcony after Trump supporters forced their way into the Capitol quickly went viral around the world as the chaotic scenes unfolded.

Colt, who bragged on social media after the rampage saying ‘I’m all over the news now’, says he didn’t cause any damage and claims he told other protesters that the chamber was ‘a sacred place’.

Josiah Colt, a 34-year-old from Boise, Idaho, has been identified as the Trump supporter who was pictured swinging from the Senate balcony.  He is among those who have since apologized in the wake of the violent siege

Josiah Colt, a 34-year-old from Boise, Idaho, has been identified as the Trump supporter who was pictured swinging from the Senate balcony.  He is among those who have since apologized in the wake of the violent siege

Colt is pictured here after jumping down from the balcony onto the floor of the Senate chamber. Colt has not been arrested over the siege but said he is speaking with an attorney

Colt is pictured here after jumping down from the balcony onto the floor of the Senate chamber. Colt has not been arrested over the siege but said he is speaking with an attorney

Soon after he jumped from the balcony onto the Senate floor, Colt was pictured standing on the dais inside the Senate chamber where witnesses say he screamed: ‘Trump won that election!’

‘I love America, I love the people, I didn’t hurt anyone and I didn’t cause any damage in the Chamber,’ Colt said in a statement obtained by CBS2 News.

‘I got caught up in the moment and when I saw the door to to the Chamber open, I walked in, hopped down, and sat on the chair. I said my peace then I helped a gentlemen get to safety that was injured then left.

‘While in the Chamber I told the other protesters that this is a sacred place and not to not do any damage. Some of them wanted to trash the place and steal stuff but I told them not to and to leave everything in it’s place. We’re still on sacred ground.

‘And sincerely apologize to the American people. I recognize my actions that have brought shame upon myself, my family, my friends, and my beautiful country. In the moment I thought I was doing the right thing.

‘I realize now that my actions were in appropriate and I beg for forgiveness from America and my home state of Idaho. My intention wasn’t to put a stain on our great Country’s Democratic process.’

Colt has not been arrested over the siege but said he is speaking with an attorney.

Soon after he jumped from the balcony onto the Senate floor, Colt was pictured standing on the dais inside the Senate chamber where witnesses say he screamed: 'Trump won that election!'

Soon after he jumped from the balcony onto the Senate floor, Colt was pictured standing on the dais inside the Senate chamber where witnesses say he screamed: ‘Trump won that election!’

Colt bragged on social media after the rampage saying 'I'm all over the news now'

He has since said he didn't cause any damage and claims he told other protesters that the chamber was 'a sacred place

Colt, who bragged on social media after the rampage saying ‘I’m all over the news now’ (pictured above), says he didn’t cause any damage and claims he told other protesters that the chamber was ‘a sacred place

Bradley Rukstales, who is the CEO of a Chicago-based data analytics firm called Cogensia, is among the rioters who have been arrested by Capitol Police.

The 52-year-old said he regrets his involvement and described it as the ‘single worst personal decision of my life’.

He has since said he had followed hundreds of Trump supporters through the ‘open doors’ of the Capitol to see what was taking place inside.

Bradley Rukstales, who is the CEO of a Chicago-based data analytics firm called Cogensia, is among the rioters who have been arrested by Capitol Police. The 52-year-old said he regrets his involvement and described it as the 'single worst personal decision of my life'

Bradley Rukstales, who is the CEO of a Chicago-based data analytics firm called Cogensia, is among the rioters who have been arrested by Capitol Police. The 52-year-old said he regrets his involvement and described it as the ‘single worst personal decision of my life’

‘In a moment of extremely poor judgment following the January 6 rally in Washington, I followed hundreds of others through an open set of doors to the Capitol building to see what was taking place inside,’ Rukstales said in a statement.

‘I was arrested for the first time in my life and charged with unlawful entry.

‘My decision to enter the Capitol was wrong, and I am deeply regretful to have done so. Without qualification and as a peaceful and law-abiding citizen, I condemn the violence and destruction that took place in Washington.

‘I offer my sincere apologies for my indiscretion, and I deeply regret that my actions have brought embarrassment to my family, colleagues, friends and fellow countrymen.

‘It was the single worst personal decision of my life; I have no excuse for my actions and wish that I could take them back.’

His company, Cogensia, tweeted a statement after Rukstales’ involvement in the siege became known, saying he had been placed on leave.

‘Our CEO, Brad Rukstales participated in the recent Washington DC protests. Those actions were his own and not acting on behalf Cogensia nor do his actions in any way reflect the policies or values of our firm. He has been placed on leave of absence while we assess further.’

Another rioter, who was among those leading the charge up the stairs inside the Capitol, has been identified as Iowa native Doug Jensen.

He was pictured inside the Capitol in a stand-off with police during the siege. Jensen was identified as a person of interest by the Metropolitan Police Department.

Another rioter, who was among those leading the charge up the stairs inside the Capitol, has been identified as Iowa native Doug Jensen. He was pictured inside the Capitol in a stand-off with police during the siege. Jensen was identified as a person of interest by the Metropolitan Police Department

Another rioter, who was among those leading the charge up the stairs inside the Capitol, has been identified as Iowa native Doug Jensen. He was pictured inside the Capitol in a stand-off with police during the siege. Jensen was identified as a person of interest by the Metropolitan Police Department

It comes as the FBI on Friday released a new wanted poster of at least 10 additional MAGA mob rioters they are hunting down.

Federal authorities are seeking the public’s help in tracking down those pictured for making ‘unlawful entry’ into the Capitol building.

The most recent wanted poster is in addition to the dozens the FBI have already said they are trying to track down.

Authorities have already arrested more than 80 rioters who breached the Capitol building, scaled the Senate and House Chambers, vandalized statues, fired tear gas and defaced property.

Fifty-five are being pursued on federal charges, authorities say.

The FBI has released new photos of at least 10 additional MAGA mob rioters they are hunting down after they stormed the US Capitol in the violent siege that left five dead

The FBI has released new photos of at least 10 additional MAGA mob rioters they are hunting down after they stormed the US Capitol in the violent siege that left five dead

The most recent wanted poster is in addition to the dozens the FBI have already said they are trying to track down

The most recent wanted poster is in addition to the dozens the FBI have already said they are trying to track down

Here DailyMail.com breaks down the others who have already been identified:

The ‘QAnon Shaman’ – Jake Angeli

The heavily-tattooed Trump supporter who sported horns, a fur hat and face paint and occupied the Senate dais moments after Vice President Mike Pence delivered his rebuke to Donald Trump has been revealed to be an Arizona-based QAnon believer who used to promote himself as a singer and actor.

Jake Angeli, 32, often known as the QAnon Shaman, has become a fixture at recent right-wing rallies while decked out in his signature attire.

One of his tattoos is said to show the symbol of Wotanism, an acronym for ‘Will of the Aryan Nation.’

Dr Adam Rutherford tweeted: ‘I know this jamiroquoi wannabe muthaf***a is kinda funny but his tattoo is the symbol of Wotanism, which is a Nazi/Odin occult that believes Jews control the government, the Holocaust is exaggerated and champions the 14/88 slogan. He’s a real card-carrying Nazi.’

Angeli was at the front of a group of agitators who broke into the Capitol and faced off with DC police who desperately tried in vain to protect the establishment.

He then made his way into the Senate chamber where he was seen shouting and posing for photos.

Angeli flexed his left arm as he stood behind the dais in the Senate chamber where just moments earlier Vice President Mike Pence and Nancy Pelosi had stood.

He was flanked by an American flag and his fellow rioters took photos of him on their smartphones.

The heavily-tattooed Trump supporter, who has become a fixture at recent right-wing rallies decked out in his signature attire, has been identified as Jake Angeli

The heavily-tattooed Trump supporter, who has become a fixture at recent right-wing rallies decked out in his signature attire, has been identified as Jake Angeli

The ‘Qanon Shaman’ was also seen screaming in the chamber and clutching a megaphone.

Angeli has become a prominent figure at pro-Trump rallies, always sporting his signature outfit of fur, horns, face paint and bare chest, where he has spouted off about QAnon conspiracy theories.

Most recently he has been active at Arizona rallies calling for the results of the presidential election to be overturned, after Trump has refused to concede and pushed unfounded claims of voter fraud ever since he lost to Joe Biden.

Angeli has previously admitted his belief in QAnon started after reading conspiracy theories on the internet

 Angeli has previously admitted his belief in QAnon started after reading conspiracy theories on the internet

At a pro-Trump rally at the Arizona State Capitol in February, he held aloft a banner reading ‘Q Sent Me’ in reference to QAnon.

He was also seen at reopen Arizona rallies protesting against lockdowns put in place to slow the spread of COVID-19.

In one photo posted on his Facebook account in November, where he calls himself Yellowstone Wolf, Angeli is seen shaking hands with Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s personal attorney – who hours before the violence kicked off encouraged supporters to pursue a ‘trial by combat’.

He has also posted about numerous conspiracy theories including a video claiming there is a ‘globalist plot for world domination thru the plandemic & its numerous different agendas’.

Angeli has previously admitted his belief in QAnon started after reading conspiracy theories on the internet.

‘At a certain point, it all clicked in a way,’ he said in an interview in February, reported AZCentral.

‘Oh, my God. I see now the reality of what’s going on.’

QAnon is the debunked extreme right wing conspiracy theory that claims Satan-worshipping pedophiles are plotting against Trump and are running a global child sex trafficking ring.

An undated profile for Angeli on Backstage.com shows the 32-year-old was a singer, screenwriter and actor.

Barnett has also bought into Trump’s unfounded claims that the election has been ‘stolen’ from him and has been spotted at other Stop The Steal rallies including one in Bentonville in November.

The longtime Arizona QAnon supporter dressed in fur and a horned helmet, was among the violent mob of Donald Trump supporters who stormed the US Capitol Wednesday

The longtime Arizona QAnon supporter dressed in fur and a horned helmet, was among the violent mob of Donald Trump supporters who stormed the US Capitol Wednesday

Florida firefighter – Andy Williams

Andy Williams was identified among the MAGA mob after a photo posted on social media showed him posing below a sign for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office. 

He wore a trucker cap emblazoned with Trump’s campaign logo, along with a hydration backpack and a mask pushed under his chin. 

Williams has served as a firefighter in Sanford, Florida, since 2016, department spokesperson Bianca Gillett confirmed.

He has been placed on leave pending an investigation by the city, Gillett said.

Andy Williams was identified among the MAGA mob after a photo posted on social media showed him posing below a sign for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office

Andy Williams was identified among the MAGA mob after a photo posted on social media showed him posing below a sign for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office

‘Baby Lives Matter’ founder Tayler Hansen

Tayler Hansen, who founded an anti-abortion group called Baby Lives Matter, identifies himself as an independent journalist.

He was linked to Wednesday’s turmoil after posted a graphic video on Instagram which showed the aftermath of a shooting that left female protester Ashli Babbit of San Diego dead.

Babbit, 35, was reportedly shot by Capitol Police as she tried to climb through a window protesters had broken in an effort to get inside congressional chambers.

Hansen posted on Twitter Wednesday night: ‘After Ashli was killed outside the chamber doors— Our elected officials went back to work hours later as if it were nothing, these people don’t represent us. They are EVIL. The sooner you realize that, the sooner you’ll realize how much trouble our Country is in.’

Tayler Hansen, who founded an anti-abortion group called Baby Lives Matter, identifies himself as an independent journalist

He was linked to Wednesday's turmoil after posted a graphic video on Instagram which showed the aftermath of a shooting that left female protester Ashli Babbit of San Diego dead

Tayler Hansen, who founded an anti-abortion group called Baby Lives Matter, identifies himself as an independent journalist. He was linked to Wednesday’s turmoil after posted a graphic video on Instagram which showed the aftermath of a shooting that left female protester Ashli Babbit of San Diego dead

Adam Johnson – The stay-at-home dad who stole Pelosi’s lectern

The looter who smiled for a photo as he made off with a lectern has been identified as Adam Johnson – a psychology graduate turned furniture maker from Bradenton, Florida.

He is a stay-at-home dad to five children; his wife is a doctor, according to The Bradenton Herald. He has previously faced possession of marijuana and violation of probation charges, the paper reports.

Photos on his now-deleted social media accounts show him posing next to a sign reading ‘closed to all tours’ inside the building.

Johnson, 36, who was pictured inside the Capitol making off with a lectern, appears to have removed his social media platforms in the aftermath of the siege.

Another looter who smiled for a photo as he made off with a lectern has been named as Adam Johnson - a psychology graduate from Bradenton, Florida

Another looter who smiled for a photo as he made off with a lectern has been named as Adam Johnson – a psychology graduate from Bradenton, Florida

Photos on his now-deleted social media accounts show him posing next to a sign reading 'closed to all tours' inside the building

Photos on his now-deleted social media accounts show him posing next to a sign reading ‘closed to all tours’ inside the building

Johnson, who was pictured inside the Capitol making off with a lectern, appears to have removed his social media platforms in the aftermath of the siege

Johnson, who was pictured inside the Capitol making off with a lectern, appears to have removed his social media platforms in the aftermath of the siege

Johnson shared images of himself sporting MAGA hats and sinking beers as he wrote that he had 'made it to DC' Tuesday - the day before the siege

Johnson shared images of himself sporting MAGA hats and sinking beers as he wrote that he had ‘made it to DC’ Tuesday – the day before the siege

Brooklyn Supreme Court judge’s son – Aaron Mostofsky

Aaron Mostofsky was pictured Wednesday walking down the stairs outside the Senate Chamber dressed in fur pelts and a bullet proof vest and carrying a wooden walking stick. 

He is the son of Shlomo Mostofsky, a Brooklyn Supreme Court judge, Gothamist reports. 

Mostofsky was seen walking just ahead of a man carrying the confederate flag. He told The New York Post: ‘The election was stolen.’ He had refused to give the paper his name but said he found the riot shield on the floor. 

His brother, Nachman Mostofsky, who also attended the rally but said he did not enter the Capitol building said his brother ‘did nothing illegal’ and ‘was pushed inside’. 

Aaron Mostofsky was pictured Wednesday walking down the stairs outside the Senate Chamber dressed in fur pelts and a bullet proof vest and carrying a wooden walking stick

Aaron Mostofsky was pictured Wednesday walking down the stairs outside the Senate Chamber dressed in fur pelts and a bullet proof vest and carrying a wooden walking stick

Organizer of a Trump boat parade – Kristina Malimon

The organizer of a Trump boat parade was also named as one of those arrested Wednesday. 

Kristina Malimon, 28, was arrested along with her mother, 54-year-old Yevgeniya Malimon. They both now face charges of unlawful entry and violating curfew, Buzzfeed reports. 

The younger Malimon helped to organize the event in Portland Oregon in August which resulted in a boat sinking.

She is also affiliated with the Young Republicans of Oregon and Turning Point USA.  

Kristina Malimon, 28, was arrested along with her mother, 54-year-old Yevgeniya Malimon, according to reports

Kristina Malimon, 28, was arrested along with her mother, 54-year-old Yevgeniya Malimon, according to reports

Kristina Malimon, 28, was arrested Wednesday

The younger Malimon helped to organize the event in Portland Oregon in August which resulted in a boat sinking. She is also affiliated with the Young Republicans of Oregon and Turning Point USA

Kristina Malimon, 28, was arrested along with her mother, 54-year-old Yevgeniya Malimon. They both now face charges of unlawful entry and violating curfew, Buzzfeed reports. The younger Malimon helped to organize the event in Portland Oregon in August which resulted in a boat sinking. She is also affiliated with the Young Republicans of Oregon and Turning Point USA.

Navistar Direct Marketing employee

A Maryland marketing company on Thursday fired a pro Trump rioter who was seen walking through the Capitol with his work pass hanging around his neck.

Navistar Direct Marketing issued a statement Thursday which read: ‘Navistar Direct Marketing was made aware that a man wearing a Navistar company badge was seen inside the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021 during the security breach.

‘After review of the photographic evidence the employee in question has been terminated for cause.’

The unidentified employee was pictured inside the Capitol building Wednesday.

‘While we support all employee’s right to peaceful, lawful exercise of free speech, any employee demonstrating dangerous conduct that endangers the health and safety of others will no longer have an employment opportunity with Navistar Direct Marketing,’ the company added.

Several images of the worker show him alongside Angeli.

A Maryland marketing company has fired a pro Trump rioter who walked through the Capitol with his work pass hanging around his neck on Wednesday

A Maryland marketing company has fired a pro Trump rioter who walked through the Capitol with his work pass hanging around his neck on Wednesday

Angeli leads a mob of supporters breaking into the Capitol Wednesday night causing lawmakers to evacuate the chambers

Angeli leads a mob of supporters breaking into the Capitol Wednesday night causing lawmakers to evacuate the chambers

Richard ‘Bigo’ Barnett 

Meanwhile, the insurrectionist who brazenly put his feet on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s desk in her office is now known to be a 60-year-old Arkansas man who claims he will run for Arkansas governor in 2022 and describes himself as a white nationalist online.

Richard ‘Bigo’ Barnett boasted outside the Capitol following the siege that he ‘wrote [Pelosi] a nasty note, put my feet up on her desk and scratched my balls’.

A photo from Pelosi’s office showed another threatening note on her desk reading ‘we will not back down’.

Meanwhile, in Pelosi’s office, Barnett posed for a photo reclining in the House Speaker’s chair before he later returned to the crowd of supporters outside and flashed a hand-written envelope he had looted.

It later emerged Barnett is an independent contractor and was the recipient of a $9,300 PPP loan as part of a COVID relief package, The Daily Dot reports.

In Pelosi's office, 60-year-old Barnett posed for a photo reclining in the House Speaker's chair before he later returned to the crowd of supporters outside and flashed a hand-written envelope he had looted

In Pelosi’s office, 60-year-old Barnett posed for a photo reclining in the House Speaker’s chair before he later returned to the crowd of supporters outside and flashed a hand-written envelope he had looted

Barnett has also bought into Trump's unfounded claims that the election has been 'stole' from him and has been spotted at other Stop The Steal rallies including one in Bentonville in November

In one selfie on his Facebook page, Barnett is seen posing with a semi-automatic rifle

In one selfie on his Facebook page, Barnett is seen posing with a semi-automatic rifle

Barnett later told the New York Times reporter Matthew Rosenberg he ‘fell’ into Pelosi’s office as he showed off the personalized envelope which was addressed to The Honorable Billy Long and had Pelosi’s signature on it.

‘I didn’t steal it,’ he claimed, saying he ‘left a quarter on her desk’.

‘And I left her a note on her desk that says ‘Nancy Bigo was here you b**ch’.’

He also denied storming her office, claiming he politely knocked on her office door and was pushed in by other protesters.

‘I’ll probably be telling them this is what happened all the way to the DC jail,’ he said.

In a November post on Facebook, where he goes by the alias George Reincarnated Patton, Barnett claimed he will run for governor of Arkansas in 2022 saying he will ‘be running on the COMMON SENSE platform’.

He has also shared images of the Gadsden flag snake – which is regarded as a racist symbol – and boasts of being a white nationalist.

In several photos, he is seen posing with semi-automatic rifles.

Baked Alaska, real name Tim Gionet 

Another of the mob was Tim Gionet, an online personality known as Baked Alaska who is described by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a white nationalist who was involved in the far-right Charlottesville rally in 2017.

Gionet posted video that showed Trump supporters in ‘Make America Great Again’ and ‘God Bless Trump’ hats milling around and taking selfies with officers who calmly asked them to leave the premises.

The Trump supporters talked among themselves, laughed, and told the officers and each other: ‘This is only the beginning.’

Gionet, who had his YouTube channel banned in 2020, is said to have attended the rally Wednesday after telling followers on January 4 that he had testing positive for COVID-19, The Daily Dot reports. He can be seen in pictures without a mask.

It is not clear when he tested positive for the virus or if he was tested before the rally.

Another of the mob was Tim Gionet, an online personality known as Baked Alaska who is described by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a white nationalist who was involved in the far-right Charlottesville rally in 2017

Another of the mob was Tim Gionet, an online personality known as Baked Alaska who is described by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a white nationalist who was involved in the far-right Charlottesville rally in 2017

Donald Trump signs the tattooed arm of Tim Gionet, an online personality known as Baked Alaska, in 2016

Donald Trump signs the tattooed arm of Tim Gionet, an online personality known as Baked Alaska, in 2016

Rick Saccone, former state lawmaker in Pennsylvania

Even elected politicians were part of the mob.

Rick Saccone, who ran for a U.S. House seat in 2018 and was once a state lawmaker in Pennsylvania, bragged on Facebook that ‘we are storming the Capitol’ and that ‘our vanguard has broken through the barricades’.

Saccone also told his followers: ‘We are trying to run out all the evil people and RINOs that have betrayed our president. We are going to run them out of their offices.’

He later deleted that post but not before it was seen by his followers, CBS reports.

He added: ‘Hello Mr. President, we love you. Keep doing what you’re doing. We’re with you. Until next time, in God we trust.’

Rick Saccone, who ran for a U.S. House seat in 2018 and was once a se lawmaker in Pennsylvania, posted this picture

Even elected politicians were part of the mob. Rick Saccone, who ran for a U.S. House seat in 2018 and was once a state lawmaker in Pennsylvania, bragged on Facebook that 'we are storming the Capitol'

Even elected politicians were part of the mob. Rick Saccone, who ran for a U.S. House seat in 2018 and was once a state lawmaker in Pennsylvania, bragged on Facebook that ‘we are storming the Capitol’

In a later Facebook post Saccone said: ‘I see some people are twisting the peaceful protest into something else. Everyone from our group was involved in peaceful, first amendment assembly. It was part of the metaphor to storm the castle so to speak.

‘People that I heard breached some barricades to reach the steps to wave flags. Some carried a huge American flag up the steps which drew a loud roar of approval from the crowd. No one I no of intended or condones any violence unlike those on the left. Did not see any violence but did see some smoke what some said was tear gas being sprayed at people.

‘I cannot imagine anyone being shot for a trespass. The punishment for trespass is not death. My heart goes out to the young lady who was shot. Again, these were hundreds of thousands of peaceful protestors, especially those from Pa. What do you think?’

Derrick Evans 

Derrick Evans, a member of West Virginia's House of Delegates, streamed live footage from the Capitol Wednesday

Derrick Evans, a member of West Virginia’s House of Delegates, streamed live footage from the Capitol Wednesday

Derrick Evans, a member of West Virginia’s House of Delegates, streamed live footage from the Capitol as he joined in the march. He later claimed he was ‘simply there as an independent member of the media’.

Evans, who calls himself an activist online, later deleted the footage showing him rushing inside with the mob.

Paul Davis livestreamed from outside the Capitol; he was later fired from his job

Paul Davis livestreamed from outside the Capitol; he was later fired from his job

‘We’re going in,’ he tells followers.

In other clips he could be heard chanting ‘stop the steal’, The New York Times reports.

Joshua Pruitt, Proud Boy 

Joshua Pruitt is the only person arrested on a felony charge of violating the Riot Act so far, according to the city’s arrest sheet.

The 39-year-old was taken into custody at the Capitol building.

He is reported to have links to the Proud Boy movement, CNN states.

Paul Davis, lawyer fired from his job 

Paul Davis livestreamed from outside the Capitol to his followers online.

He is understood to have been fired from his job at Goosehead Insurance as a result.

A spokesman for the company told DailyMail.com: ‘His actions are not a representation of or supported by Goosehead in any way.

‘He is no longer employed by Goosehead, An official statement will be released.’

Davis later posted to Instagram saying: ‘For those of you claiming I was trying to ‘storm the Capitol,’ it’s obvious from my entire story that I was peacefully demonstrating. They gassed the entire crowd that was standing there with me. I was not trying to break in. Was just talking to the police officers and praying over them.’

Jon Schaffer, heavy metal musician

Jon Schaffer, the guitarist in heavy metal band Iced Earth was also pictured breaching the Capitol Wednesday, LouderSound.com reports. 

Schaffer, 52, warned in an interview last year: ‘They will go down. They’re messing with the wrong people, believe me.’

Jon Schaffer, the guitarist in heavy metal band Iced Earth, was also said to have been pictured breaching the Capitol, right in the blue sweatshirt

Jon Schaffer, the guitarist in heavy metal band Iced Earth, was also said to have been pictured breaching the Capitol, right in the blue sweatshirt

Leigh Ann Luck 

Outside the chaos in the capitol, another vocal Trump supporter Leigh Ann Luck, dressed up as the Statue of Liberty as she shouted in protest against Biden’s victory.  

Outside the chaos in the capitol, another vocal Trump supporter Leigh Ann Luck, dressed up as the Statue of Liberty as she shouted in protest against Biden's victory

Outside the chaos in the capitol, another vocal Trump supporter Leigh Ann Luck, dressed up as the Statue of Liberty as she shouted in protest against Biden’s victory

Leigh Ann Luck dressed up as Statue of Liberty poses for a picture as supporters of Donald Trump protested Biden's victory

Leigh Ann Luck dressed up as Statue of Liberty poses for a picture as supporters of Donald Trump protested Biden’s victory

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