After the Assault on the Capitol: The Trials and Tribulations of Trump-Supporting Texas Realtor Jenna Ryan Continue

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Friday, January 22, 2021. Currently, the temperature is 75˚F (24˚C) under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 61% and the wind blowing from the west-southwest at 11 MPH (18 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 75˚F (24˚C). The forecast for today calls for a high of 75˚F (24˚C) and partly sunny skies; tonight, we can expect mostly clear skies and a low of 58˚F (14˚C).

Well, 16 days have passed since a Trump-supported mob breached the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to stop Congress from certifying the Electoral College results of the 2020 Presidential elections and keep former President Donald J. Trump in office even though he lost to now-President Joe Biden.

So far, some 150 of these insurrectionists have been arrested by law enforcement agencies such as the Capitol Police, the District of Columbia’s police department, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Among the arrested right-wing agitators are Henry P. Muntzer of Dillon, Montana, Michael J. Foy of Michigan, Patrick Steadman of New Jersey, and Proud Boys organizer Joseph R. Biggs of Florida.

But perhaps the most fascinating suspect of all – in my opinion, anyway – is one Jennifer Leigh Ryan, a 50-year-old Trump supporter from Frisco, Texas, which is in the Greater Dallas area of the Lone Star State.

Ryan, of course, is the real estate broker, radio host, and life coach who, by her own admission, flew on a private plane (a turboprop, and not a jet) with her friend Brian Miller, and three other people, including the “very cute guy” who invited her via Facebook to fly to DC to participate in the “Stop the Steal” pro-Trump rally at the Capitol on January 6.

Well, that little jaunt to Washington did not go well for Ryan.

Not only was she a participant in the January 6 assault on the Capitol – she is seen on various videos and still images taken outside and inside the hallowed building which houses both chambers of Congress –  and was arrested by the FBI last week on the following charges:

  • Knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority
  • Disorderly conduct on Capitol Grounds

Public reaction to Ryan – who in addition to her real estate business is a $100-an-hour “life coach” at her SelfLoveU, which she describes as s a community created by Jenna Ryan, Life Coach, Speaker, Motivator and Survivor. We offer healing YouTube videos as well as Life Coaching and weekly self-care motivational calls – has not been what she expected.

Here are some of the comments on Ryan’s LinkedIn profile:

What a way to ruin one’s own business by participating in the January 6th insurrection and being arrested. And now you want a pardon from Trump. You are not even on his radar. No pardon. You said, “I think we all deserve a pardon. I’m facing a prison sentence. I think I do not deserve that and from what I understand, every person is going to be arrested that was there, so I think everyone deserves a pardon, so I would ask the President of the United States to give me a pardon.”


You made a mistake ….apologize and fall on your sword Like in Roman times.. Obviously, you are smart like your admired leader so you should be able to build back your client base on your Federally funded vacation.

Ryan, who failed to get a Presidential pardon from Donald Trump, was given a further blow yesterday after PayPal, the online payments service, closed her accounts for violating its Terms of Services.

Per PayPal bans Jenna Ryan, the Texas realtor who took a private jet to the Capitol riot, after she used it to fundraise her legal defense in Business Insider:

PayPal has banned an account belonging to Jenna Ryan, a participant in the Capitol building riot, after she used it to raise money for her legal defense.

“PayPal has a policy to allow fundraising for legal defense purposes,” a PayPal spokesperson told CBS News. “PayPal thoroughly reviews accounts, and if we learn that funds are used for anything other than legal defense, the account will be subject to immediate closure. We can confirm that the account in question has been closed.”

Meanwhile, on Twitter, Ryan continues to tweet protestations of her innocence and playing the “Trump Supporter Victimhood Card”:

For instance, today Ryan posted this:

Jenna Ryan @dotjenna

Capitol police let Protesters in via @YouTube, the Twitter community had this to say:

OMG WHY ARE YOU STILL TALKING You’re doing the prosecution’s job for them! I DGAF, but this is just so pathetic to watch. JUST SWITCH YOUR ACCOUNT TO PRIVATE.

I think she LOVES the attention. Very apropos, considering she idolizes Donald Trump.

Hahahahahaha. Look at Jenna working up her own defense. You should absolutely take that one to court.

Yeah, a few of them aided in the insurrection, domestic terrorism. And they are just as guilty as the rest of the terrorists, including you. But most did not. We watched as you terrorists busted through windows & climbed in. You were not supposed to be there & you know it.

That’s not to say that Ryan is totally without support on Twitter, as this tweet  from a fellow Trump supporter from a thread in which Ryan was called a domestic terrorist shows:

No, that would be Antifa.

However, an extensive look at and her threads shows that public opinion is clearly not in Ryan’s favor.

In fact, I think that Jenna Ryan is one of the least-liked persons in the United States now, based on the ratio of “likes” on her tweets to negative comments.

And, like her idol Donald Trump, she is wont to complain about her woes and not taking responsibility for her actions:

Jenna Ryan
@dotjennaJan 21

@gatewaypundit this was a set up. I was arrested too.

Jenna Ryan @dotjenna

The truth of the matter is that Q was correct. Evil people will have their day. God’s timing is perfect.

6:45 PM · Jan 21, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

Ryan posted a few tweets after she posted the YouTube video showing that U.S. Capitol Police officers may have allowed protesters in, but she has deleted them.

Is this the end of Ryan’s Twitter soap opera? I don’t know, considering how much she loves the limelight. But, from a legal defense perspective, it probably is a wise move if she did stop tweeting, all things considered.

And here’s the infamous livestream that Jenna Ryan shared on Facebook on January 6. She deleted it – as well as her Facebook account – but nothing is ever truly gone in the Internet.


Published by Alex Diaz-Granados

Alex Diaz-Granados (1963- ) began writing movie reviews as a staff writer and Entertainment Editor for his high school newspaper in the early 1980s and was the Diversions editor for Miami-Dade Community College, South Campus' student newspaper for one semester. Using his experiences in those publications, Alex has been raving and ranting about the movies online since 2003 at various web sites, including Amazon, Ciao and Epinions. In addition to writing reviews, Alex has written or co-written three films ("A Simple Ad," "Clown 345," and "Ronnie and the Pursuit of the Elusive Bliss") for actor-director Juan Carlos Hernandez. You can find his reviews and essays on his blogs, A Certain Point of View and A Certain Point of View, Too.

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