A lot of Trump supporters are very upset today. They truly believed that Donald Trump was going to Declare Marshal Law this morning and that Joe Biden was going to be arrested. One such believer is Doug A. Jenson.
Doug A. Jensen is an Iowa man facing federal charges for his role in the Capitol riot on January 6. Jensen was identified as the man who was recorded chasing a police officer up a flight of stairs inside the Capitol building as the mob of protesters followed behind him.
The Metropolitan Police shared a series of photos from inside the Capitol and asked the public for help identifying those involved in the chaos. Jensen reposted one of the photos he appeared in and wrote on Twitter, “You like my shirt?” Jensen’s now-former employer in Des Moines also confirmed his identity to KCCI-TV, adding that Jensen was fired on January 8.
Des Moines Police Department and an FBI agent state Jensen specifically admitted chasing the Capitol Police officer up the stairs, and that he refused to obey the officer’s lawful orders. Jensen stated that he intentionally positioned himself to be among the first people inside the United States Capitol because he was wearing his “Q” t-shirt and he wanted to have his t-shirt seen on video so that “Q” could “get the credit."
In the Criminal Compliant
Jensen specifically admitted chasing the Capitol Police officer up the stairs, and that he refused to obey the officer’s lawful orders.
Jenson is charged with:
- Knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority
- Disrupting the orderly conduct of government business
- Violent entry and disorderly conduct in a Capitol building
- Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building
- Obstructing a law enforcement officer during a civil disorder
According to the Associated Press
, Jensen’s older brother, William Routh, spoke with the AP about Jensen’s participation on January 6. Routh told the news agency that his brother insists he did not force his way inside the Capitol. According to Routh, Jensen said he was allowed to walk in “and then shown around, even posing for pictures with officers.”
Routh told the AP that Jensen had expressed concern for the future of the United States if President Trump lost re-election. “He has been a good man his whole life. He is a family man. But he is like the rest of a lot of people that are patriots,” Routh said. “We have been being told for the last seven, eight months that if the Democrats get control we are losing our country. OK. That scares a lot of people.”
In the weeks leading up to the rally in D.C., Jensen tweeted support for President Trump and the QAnon conspiracy. He wrote on November 12, “I’m ready for 4 more years!!! I will do whatever it takes.” The day before, Jensen tweeted “WWG1WGA,” which according to CBS News, is a QAnon rallying cry that stands for “where we go one, we go all.”
On December 26, Jensen replied to Trump and wrote, “We are ready. I have tried to prepare all my close friends and family.”
The really sad part of this story is that Jenson is 41 years old, and he has ruined his life all for what?