A Texas real estate agent who took a private jet to the Capitol last week to answer President Donald Trump’s “call” was charged Friday for participating in the violent insurrection.
Jenna Ryan, a Frisco, Texas real estate broker and life coach, has been charged with knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building without lawful authorities and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds after documenting her two-day excursion to D.C. on social media.
Ryan was indignant in the days after the riot, telling Spectrum News that she “answered the call of my president” and stormed the Capitol because the election was rigged. “It’s not necessarily about taking over the Capitol, it’s about we the people own this building,” she said.
According to a criminal complaint, Ryan diligently documented her participation in the mob—starting from her flight on a “small private aircraft” on Jan. 5.
The next day, she posted a bathroom mirror selfie video on Facebook with the caption: “We’re gonna go down and storm the capitol. They’re down there right now and that’s why we came and so that’s what we are going to do. So wish me luck.”
During the riot that killed five people, including a Capitol Police officer, Ryan posted a 21-minute Facebook Live video of her in the crowd. She also took photos of herself in front of a broken window with the caption, “Window at The capital [sic]. And if the news doesn’t stop lying about us we’re going to come after their studios next…’”
Jenna Ryan, Texas Real Estate Agent Who Took Private Jet to Capitol Riot, Is Arrested The British Journal Editors and Wire Services/ The Daily Beast.