After the Assault on the Capitol: Accused Capitol Rioter Jenna Ryan Keeps Tweeting, Begs for Donations

Screengrab from the video Insurrection Barbie Jenna Ryan. (via YouTube)

Hello there, Dear Reader. It’s midafternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Saturday, January 23, 2021. Currently, the temperature is 73˚F (23˚) under cloudy skies. With humidity at 74% and the wind blowing from the west-northwest at 3 MPH (5 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 73˚F (23˚). Today’s high is supposed to be 74˚F (23˚C) under partly sunny skies; tonight we can expect partly cloudy skies and a low of 60˚F (15˚C).

Well, folks, the Jenna Ryan saga continues on the Internet as the real estate agent turned pro-Donald Trump rioter tries to find a new online payments service to get donations for her legal defense. 

Today, Ryan, a 50-year-old resident of Frisco, Texas (in the Dallas area), had this to say on Twitter at 3 PM:

Jenna Ryan@dotjenna

Support Jenna Ryan Defense Here Please share, Retweet

3:01 PM · Jan 23, 2021·Twitter Web App

 The link will take you to a WordPress site where Ryan  – perhaps one of the least-liked residents of the Twitterverse – describes her situation thusly:

Jenna Ryan Defense Fund

Jenna Ryan is an American Author and Conservative Talk Show Host from Texas. She’s caught up in the media frenzy from the political fallout from the events at the US Capitol on January 6, 2021. She was arrested and charged in what she considers a “witchhunt” against Trump Supporters for protesting peacefully against election fraud. She is seeking support from Patriots who will stand by her to maintain her freedom and uphold her good name.

Needless to say, other Twitter members were less than sympathetic to Ryan’s cause:

So the person who wrote this and also took a private jet to DC is now grifting for money…

@AskInfusionsoft is her new source to beg for money. Ask them why they’re supporting a terrorist.

Nobody wants to help you, except the other #Violent #WhiteSupremacist #Seditionists. #CapitolRiots #DomesticTerrorism

Not long after Ryan pinned that “donations” site tweet on her Twitter profile, she posted this:

Jenna Ryan @dotjenna

If you haven’t noticed, I am being attacked by a swarm of people who wish to see me destitute, unable to use the Internet, without a job, and in a coffin. There should be a law against online bullying. This is unreal what you guys doing to me.

3:56 PM · Jan 23, 2021·Twitter Web App

 That, too, didn’t sit too well with the Twitter community at large:

You are joking, right? What did you expect when you decided to try to overthrow the government of The United States and then bragged about it? What you are experiencing is the anger and wrath of true patriots.

You did this to yourself miss. You live streamed yourself committing federal crimes.

A writer from California first responds to another Twitter member, then addresses Ryan directly:

I like how she immediately drama queen’s up to “THEY WANT MY LIFE!”

No. No we don’t. We just want Jenna to face the appropriate consequences for participating in a murderous attempt to overthrow the legally elected government of her own country. 10-20 Federal Pen

I am not an attorney, nor do I pretend to know much about criminal law, but it is clear to me that Ryan is not doing herself any favors here. As I understand the law, if you are accused of a crime and want a defense attorney to represent you in court, the last thing you want to do is self-incriminate yourself. You don’t give media interviews, and you certainly do not plea your case on social media.

This is especially true if you livestream videos of yourself as you commit an act of sedition in order to reverse the results of a fair and carefully vetted national election.

Ryan – who seeks Internet attention with the same zeal she has for Donald Trump – is digging herself deeper and deeper with each tweet.  And the weird thing is that the more people on her Twitter feed tell her to stop tweeting, the more she tweets.

Not. Very. Smart.

#JennaRyan #JennaRyanCapitolTerrorist


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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