Eastern Kentucky Public Official Attends D.C. Pro-Trump Rally Prior To US Capitol Riot

Jan 7, 2021

Richmond City Commissioner Krystin Arnold
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As pro-Trump supporters and extremists violently stormed the Capitol Building on Wednesday afternoon, Richmond City Commissioner Krystin Arnold posted a photo of herself among Trump supporters on her Facebook page.

In the post, Arnold tagged her location as the White House. Earlier in the day, Trump held a rally and repeated the false claim that the election was stolen. Pro Trump extremists began riots, pushed through police barricades and broke into the Capitol disrupting the election certification process in Congress. 

Shortly after Arnold posted the photo at the White House, the facebook account was deleted. WEKU was able to verify the photo as well as Arnold’s identity before her account was deleted. WEKU contacted Commissioner Arnold for comment for this story but so far we have not received a response.


Richmond City Commissioner Krystin Arnold among pro-Trump crowds on Wednesday. Pro-Trump extremists stormed the Capitol Building and began riots in D.C. on Wednesday.
Credit Facebook

Separately, Robert Duncan Jr., the U.S. Attorney for Eastern District of Kentucky tweeted Wednesday evening that anyone who traveled from eastern Kentucky to D.C. to quote “commit violent criminal acts” would be prosecuted by the office.