Because besides the number of upper middle class folks, at that insurrection including Jenna Ryan who took a private jet to the insurrection.
If economic anxiety was a valid case for insurrection? A bunch of Black people and other people of color would have an excellent one
NEW: The majority of the people arrested for Capitol riot had a history of financial trouble
-$37,000 lien for unpaid federal taxes
-1 in 5 arrested had faced eviction or foreclosure
-Many had filed for bankruptcy
https://t.co/KD8JRJov3k via @tcfrankel
Sooooooooooo....Jenna Ryan is using financial troubles as an excuse for being part of an insurrection in which five people were killed?
Lots of people are having financial problems in this damn pandemic and they didn't go rioting.
She only regrets it because it's PRISON.
Jenna Ryan owns a realty company and flew to the insurrection on a private plane. But WaPo is out here claiming it was "economic anxiety," and not white supremacy, that motivated her terrorism.
Absolute failure in journalism. https://t.co/1z5nSBiI9i
"Nearly 60 percent of the people facing charges related to the Capitol riot showed signs of prior money troubles, including bankruptcies, notices of eviction or foreclosure, bad debts, or unpaid taxes over the past two decades." https://t.co/vhqM6oCv8b
@washingtonpost Top-tier redemption reporting here. First I find out the private plane Jenna Ryan flew on wasn’t even her own. Then I hear she’s worried about what will happen to her goldendoodles. That poor woman! #SaveTheGooldendoodles
NastyNanciResists trump incited a violent coup @NanciAma
Jenna Ryan is a violent insurrectionist. I do not believe for one second that she regrets her vile actions on Jan 6. What she does regret is that the insurrection failed and she got caught. Charge, try and convict. She deserves as much "mercy" as Officer Sicknick received. https://t.co/Hxlv9t8Phk
Incredulous. Whiteness always finds comfort in its guises. So Jenna Ryan's bad debt led her to the Capitol Building? Well if that's the case why hasn't there been hordes of the nation's poor laying siege to the Capitol. Do they have to good reason to do so? @RevDrBarber
@anniemal Jenna Ryan flew to the terrorist attack on a private jet. In December she tweeted that she didn’t need another stimulus check from the federal government because she had “plenty of money.”
Stop pushing the "economically anxious" excuse for trumpish terrorism.
This was an interesting read. It’s more complicated than “oh these poor people are financially insecure.” Most of them were doing just fine currently, but interestingly, had a history of more bankruptcy and liens and such than the general population. https://t.co/1yfb6QlsRy
So this has been making the rounds, & I feel compelled to point out that nobody who draws a direct line from Obama's banker-friendly handling of the 2008 financial crisis to the election of Trump is surprised by a word of it. https://t.co/1l2bf3sS8T
Privileged class, Failed State: "Nearly 60% of the people facing charges related to the Capitol riot showed signs of prior money troubles, including bankruptcies, notices of eviction or foreclosure, bad debts, or unpaid taxes over the past two decades"
Jenna, you are over 18, nobody forced you to be a terrorist, you being easily manipulated is your problem and hopefully you’ll be in prison soon! 🖕
~40% of rioters were biz owners or white collar, which “fits with research suggesting that the rise of right-wing extremist groups in the 1950s was fueled by people in the middle of society who felt they were losing status and power.”
AKA white supremacy https://t.co/mKVZKGCnJv
“Jenna Ryan, a Texas real-estate agent charged in the Capitol insurrection, says she 'bought into a lie' and regrets 'everything'”
(See, this is why she should have stopped tweeting and incriminating herself further. What a load of crap.) https://t.co/joiiIvoPw8
This says more about the nature of the criminal legal system - and the way it targets the poor - than what the motivations for a majority of the Capitol Hill rioters were; most of whom were likely not in any sort of financial distress.
A majority of the people arrested for Capitol riot had a history of financial trouble.
A trail of bankruptcies, tax problems and bad debts raises questions for researchers trying to understand the motivations for the attack.