A TEXAS radio host has described storming the Capitol as "one of the best days of my life" as a CEO says breaching the building was "the worst decision" he ever made.
Jenna Ryan, who is also a radio host, flew from US Trinity Aviation in Denton, Texas, to the nation’s Capitol on Wednesday boasted about her alleged involvement on social media.
“We just stormed the capital. It was one of the best days of my life,” she tweeted after thousands of rioters violently besieged the building where five people were killed.
As widespread damage and carnage ensued, Ryan posed in front of a broken window at the Capitol, smiling, with the caption: “Window at The capital. And if the news doesn’t stop lying about us we’re going to come after their studios next.”
Earlier that day, Ryan documented her journey to take part in the insurgency.
“Hopping on a plane heading to DC #MarchToSaveAmerica #stopthesteal,” she wrote in the caption of a photo on the tarmac.
The Trump supporter was also tagged in multiple photos on Facebook, where she is seen holding her luggage with a big grin on her face.
Ryan tweeted a photo with her pals aboard the jet.
“We’re gonna go down and storm the Capitol. They’re down there right now and that’s why we came,” the Texan said in a video clip.
The morning of the riots, Ryan livestreamed the walk to Capitol Hill, saying, “All these working class people taking the week off … We flew here for freedom. They want to steal the election, they want to steal everything.”
“We the people are pissed off … We flew by a private jet, God wanted us here today. Trump is my president.”
“This is a prelude going to war,” she continued.
Meanwhile, Bradley Rukstales, a 52-year-old CEO of a Chicago marketing firm, said storming the building was the “single worst decision” of his life.
The president of Cogensia confirmed his arrest by Capitol Police for unlawful entry in Washington on Wednesday to WBEZ.
“My decision to enter the Capitol was wrong, and I am deeply regretful to have done so,” Rukstales said in a statement. “Without qualification and as a peaceful and law-abiding citizen, I condemn the violence and destruction that took place in Washington.”
Rukstales also apologized to his family, colleagues and “fellow countrymen” for his actions.
“It was the single worst personal decision of my life,” the exec’s statement continued. “I have no excuse for my actions and wish that I could take them back.”
Rukstales’ employer, meanwhile, announced on Twitter late Thursday that he had been placed on leave as it assesses the incident, saying he was acting on his own behalf while participating in the riots.
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