• Sun. Apr 11th, 2021

Pro-Trump Texas real estate agent posed with broken window at US Capitol during riot

A Dallas-area real estate broker was among a mob of Trump supporters who breached the U.S. Capitol grounds on Wednesday, according to her social media posts.

“We just stormed the Capital (sic). It was one of the best days of my life,” Jenna Ryan tweeted from her account, @dotjenna, on Wednesday evening.

Ryan, a licensed real estate broker who works at Frisco-based company Jenna Ryan Realty, chronicled her involvement in the pro-Trump riot via Facebook and Twitter. Incited by President Donald Trump’s false claims that the election was stolen from him, his supporters on Wednesday afternoon stormed the U.S. Capitol, where they overwhelmed police, smashed through windows and desecrated the building. Five people died in the siege.

Social media users flagged Ryan’s tweets to the FBI, which said it is seeking information on suspects who were “actively instigating” violence.

Ryan replied to one critic on Twitter: “WE DID!!! It was fabulous!!! I’m a PATRIOT!!! We were on the US Capitol Steps having the time of our lives. Excuse me for being a Trump fan.”

In a subsequent Twitter post, Ryan posed for a photo in front of a broken window with glass panes missing or nearly shattered. She wore a Trump hat and smiled while flashing a peace sign.

“Window at The capital,” the caption reads. “And if the news doesn’t stop lying about us we’re going to come after their studios next…”

Other photos posted to Ryan’s account show her standing among a crowd near the steps of the U.S. Capitol, surrounded by people wearing “Make America Great Again” gear.

Ryan also posted multiple photos of media cameras and equipment that rioters threw to the ground, saying it was “rightfully” destroyed.

On a Facebook live video, Ryan walks with other Trump supporters around 7 a.m. Wednesday morning.

“Got my Trump hat. Got my Trump people. We flew here, you know why? We flew here for you. We flew here for freedom. Because we’re sick and tired of the Communist takeover,” she says in the video. “Because they want to steal the election, they want to steal everything.”

Texas Realtors, a statewide trade association, said in a statement that the organization stands with the nation’s history of peaceful protests and the peaceful transfer of power.

“What happened at the U.S. Capitol was an assault on both,” the organization said. “Actions of any members who participated in this week’s demonstrations do not reflect the thoughts and opinions of our association.”

The Texas Real Estate Commission, the state’s real estate licensing agency, said in response to an inquiry about Ryan that the agency only investigates matters related to brokerage activity.

“While TREC does not condone this type of behavior, actions of a license holder that occur outside of a real estate transaction are beyond its jurisdiction,” the organization’s statement said.

Ryan did not immediately respond to multiple inquiries seeking comment.