THOUSANDS of Trump supporters flocked to the US Capitol on January 6 to a rally he was holding, and a deadly riot ensued.
Many of the identities of those who were part of the riot are starting to come to light as police continue to investigate and arrest the participants.
Did James Taylor from The Bachelorette attend the Capitol riots?
The Bachelorette’s James Taylor from JoJo Fletcher’s season confirmed on Twitter that he attended the Trump rally on January 6 – but any alleged role in the riots is unknown.
The former contestant wrote: “Big thanks to #TheBachelor family for supporting me during this time… from top to bottom.”
Adding: “Conservative producers are the best!! Thank you @ABCNetwork @ABC & @BachelorABC for having my back while I legally supported our President.”
However, a source told E! News that Taylor’s remarks about attending the rally and being supported by the network were “unequivocally false.”
A day before the Trump rally, Taylor took to Twitter to discuss his plans on attending the event, writing: “DC tomorrow. #MarchForTrump Take a bus. Drive. MSG me if you need a plane ticket… just don’t make an excuse not to fight for a man who’s been fighting for you for 4 years. See y’all there. We’re with you, Mr. President @realDonaldTrump. RT !!!
What did Bachelor producers say about James Taylor?
Mike Fleiss, who is the producer for both The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, has taken to the same social media platform to speak out again Taylor.
He shared: “Whoever that former cast member/idiot jerkoff is that went to Trump’s treasonous rally, got a message for ya… You are officially exiled from #BachelorNation !!!”
What did fans say?
Twitter immediately erupted after Taylor’s tweets, with fans condemning him for attending the deadly riot and allegedly supporting the insurrection.
One user wrote: “Disgusting! Your actions and involvement are barbaric! Shame on ABC and the Bachelor franchise for condoning your outlandish behavior!!”
Another added: “Excuse me @ABCNetwork @BachelorABC is this man lying on y’all or did you support insurrectionists last week?”
A fan said: “Please tell me #TheBachelor “family” and @ABC reported this loser to @FBI.”
However, some were defending Taylor’s actions for being vocal about his political views, with one user tweeting: “I’m so happy to know there was a conservative on #BachelorNation. I considered not watching the show anymore because literally everyone seems liberal.”
Another fan added: “Not everyone who was in DC was involved in the riot. Kinda like not everyone who protested this summer were the ones setting fires and attacking federal courthouses. No one should defend violence on any side. Thank you for speaking up for conservatives, James! #texasforever.”
ABC Network has yet to comment on Taylor’s supposed attendance to the riot.
Who has gotten arrested so far for being at the riot?
At least 55 Trump supporters have been arrested and charged since the riot that claimed the lives of five took place.
Olympic swimming gold medalist Klete Keller has been charged after he was identified as part of the mob that stormed the US Capitol in Washington, DC, last week.
The swimmer, 38, who won gold twice, was easily recognized in footage of the riots as he was wearing a “Team USA” jacket and is 6-feet-6.
At a news conference on January 7, DC Police Chief Robert Contee said: “We have collected numerous images of persons of interests that we are asking the community to help us identify.
“These images depict individuals engaged in various acts of violence or property destruction.”
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