As individuals are rounded up and prosecuted for attending last week’s riot in the U.S. Capitol, a clear picture is emerging of who conducted the attack. It was not ANTIFA agitators, but Trump supporters who decided to make a stand.
An analysis of 120 individuals arrested or seen in the riot has shown that Republican Party officials and donors were involved in the historic Capitol siege. They were joined by QAnon supporters, members of patriotic groups, and even a handful of extremists.
Two individuals identified as participating in the melee, Lonnie Leroy Coffman and Cleveland Grover Meredith Jr., are vocal Trump supporters. Three QAnon supporters – Doug Jensen, Tara Coleman and Jake Chansley – were involved as well. Chansley has gained infamy as the QAnon Shaman, marching into the House chamber shirtless with viking horns.
This flies in the face of what many Republican lawmakers and pro-Trump talking heads are saying in the aftermath of the siege. They are