Police have arrested a Texas woman who flew into Washington, D.C. on a private jet to participate in the U.S. Capitol domestic terrorist attack.
On Friday, Texas officials arrested pro-Trump supporter Jennifer Leigh Ryan, the Texas woman who posted photos of herself raiding the U.S. Capitol alongside her fellow mobsters. The woman posted the photos, and she was also tagged in photos on Jan. 5, getting on a private jet at a small airport in Texas.
One of the photos she was tagged in had a caption that read: “We’re so excited! DC bound to #StopTheSteal.” Ryan also uploaded photos and videos of herself on social media while aboard the private jet, New York Daily News reports. When she arrived in D.C., she posted another video stating that she planned to help “storm the capitol.”
“We’re gonna go down and storm the capitol,” she said in of the videos she posted on Facebook. “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.”
Throughout the day, Ryan posted photos of herself participating in the raid. In two of the photos, she’s throwing up the peace sign while standing on the U.S. Capitol building’s steps and in front of a group of unmasked mobsters. “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 wrote as a caption with a photo of her standing by one of the broken into windows of the U.S. building.
Ryan ended up entering the building with the other rioters, according to a video she posted on Facebook, which she’s since deleted. “We are going to f—ing go in here. Life or death, it doesn’t matter. Here we go,” she said as she flipped the camera to show her face. The video was uploaded to YouTube, according to feds.
Following the riots, Ryan said that terrorizing the U.S. Capitol was “one of the best days of [her] life.” She’s been charged with entering a restricted building without permission and disrupting the orderly function of government.