A week after the insurrection at the Capitol, Frisco, Texas-based Realtor Jenna Ryan released a statement condemning the violence, even after multiple videos and photos surfaced – including ones that she filmed herself – of Ryan participating in the insurrection.
What started as a protest devolved into a riot and siege of the Capitol building, resulting in five deaths – including that of a police officer – and significant damage to the building itself.
Ryan, owner of Jenna Ryan Realty and a conservative talk show host, said she flew to Washington D.C. on a private plane to support what she later said she believed to be a peaceful march in protest of the certification of electoral votes that named Joe Biden president.
“I was just there to let my voice be heard and document the events,” Ryan said in an interview with HousingWire on Tuesday. “I was not part of the violence.”
Social media users and news outlets captured Ryan, wearing a red-and-blue stocking cap with “TRUMP” emblazoned on it, as part of a mob rushing the doors of the Capitol, as well as a photo of her posing by a broken window.
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“Window at the Capital. And if the news doesn’t stop lying about us we’re going to come after their studios next,” read her now since-deleted tweet.
She also posted a livestream video on the private jet she flew in to Washington D.C. where she said “they want to steal the election, they want to steal everything.”
Her interview with HousingWire and statement on Facebook, however, took different tones.
“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,” she wrote. “Hatred and violence toward each other are not going to solve our country’s issues. As a nation, we need to come togeth