WASHINGTON (AP) – Far-right media personality Tim Jonet, known as “Roasted Alaska”, has been arrested by the FBI for his involvement in the US Capitol riot, a law enforcement official told the Associated Press.
Gionet was arrested by federal agents in Houston on Saturday, according to the officer, who was not authorized to discuss the matter before the public announcement of a criminal complaint and spoke on condition of anonymity.
Thousands of supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol on January 6 as Congress gathered to vote to confirm President-elect Joe Biden̵
Law enforcement officers across the country are working to find and arrest suspects who have committed federal crimes and have so far filed nearly 100 lawsuits with the federal court and the District Court of the District of Columbia.
Gionet posted a video showing Trump supporters in “Make America Great Again” and “God Bless Trump” champions taking and taking selfies with Capitol officers calmly asking them to leave. Trump supporters talked to each other, laughed, and told officers and each other, “This is just the beginning.”