JENNA Ryan, who was arrested after flying to the Capitol riot on a private jet, asked MAGA fans for money for legal fees – but PayPal shut her account.
The Texas realtor charged with disorderly conduct on the Capitol grounds called on fellow Trump fans for donations to help with her defense.
Jenna Ryan asked MAGA fans for donations to help pay her legal feesCredit: Twitter
“I am accepting donations to pay legal fees and losses due to my arrest and charges by the FBI for protesting at the US Capitol,” Ryan, 50, tweeted on Thursday and shared a link to her PayPal account.
“Thank you for your support. Any amount helps.”
Ryan, who also faces charges of remaining in a restricted building, said she must go to trial in Washington, DC.
“I believe I was wrongfully arrested and charged and we have to fight for my freedom and my name,” she tweeted.
PayPal closed Jenna Ryan’s account after she asked fellow Trump fans for donationsCredit: Twitter
She added that she has been surrounded by “hateful people who are calling me a racist” and want her to go to prison for 10 to 20 years.
“They don’t even know me. They want my business destroyed. I need help patriots,” she tweeted.
But by Thursday evening, PayPal closed Ryan’s account.
“PayPal has a policy to allow fundraising for legal defense purposes,” the company said in a statement obtained by The Daily Beast.
Jenna Ryan livestreamed parts of the Capitol riotCredit: EPA
“PayPal thoroughly reviews accounts, and if we learn that funds are used for anything other than legal defense, the account will be subject to immediate closure.”
The company stated: “We can confirm that the account in question has been closed.”
Ryan then tweeted that she had been making transactions on PayPal for 20 years and that “they canceled me because I raised $200 today.”
She said she had initially launched a fundraiser for herself on Fundly, which she said “shut me down saying I’m a racist.”
Jenna Ryan flew to the US Capitol on a private jetCredit: Facebook
Ryan had already raised $1,000.
She asked MAGA fans for financial assistance after her pleas for a pardon from President Donald Trump went unanswered.
However, critics slammed her tweets requesting help, pointing out that she had ironically bragged about flying to Washington, DC, on a private jet.
Jenna Ryan posed for pictures while smiling during the insurrection Credit: Twitter
Jenna Ryan bragged about taking a private jet to the Capitol riotCredit: Facebook
Ryan has claimed that she only boarded the jet at the invite of a “very cute guy.”
At the Capitol on Jan. 6, Ryan livestreamed the insurrection and posed and smiled for photos around the Capitol, including in front of a smashed window.
She turned herself in to authorities on Friday and was released on from custody shortly after.
Regarding her participation in the storming the Capitol, Ryan said, “I have no guilt in my heart.”
“My intention was not to have a riot. I did not want to have a riot,” she told NBC News.
“I was documenting what was going on in the environment I was in.”
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