WY GOP Chairman Frank Eathorne Spotted Among Jan 6 Rioters

Wyoming GOP Chairman Frank Eathorne Spotted Among Jan. 6 Rioters at US Capitol

Written by on June 1, 2022

A Twitter collective identifying Jan. 6 participants claims Frank Eathorne was amongst the rioting crowd, contradicting Eathorne’s statements about that day.

The Twitter account @capitolhunters is a “collective crowdsourced effort” analyzing footage of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Their goal is to identify anyone who participated to hold them accountable for their actions that day.

Recently, the account revealed their investigation images of Wyoming G.O.P. Chairman Frank Eathorne at the attack. Eathorne can be seen in the crowd participating in the events he claims he “personally had not witnessed.”

Eathorne is barely recognizable in the images – he’s pictured wearing sunglasses and a baseball cap. However, captiolhunters used facial recognition technology to confirm the Wyoming Republican leader was amongst the crowd at the U.S. Capitol.

Courtesy @capitolhunters

Frank Eathorne, chair of the Wyoming GOP, is – like other politicians at the Jan 6 Capitol attack – a liar: “No violence or property damage was observed during my..brief stop there” But Eathorne was at the Capitol for 2.5 hours and saw violence up close – we’ll show you. 1/ pic.twitter.com/ZNLRYiwnwJ

— capitolhunters (@capitolhunters) May 31, 2022

The video clips do not implicate Eathorne in any violent activities. However, it does directly contradict Eathorne’s statements on his actions that day.

In a statement from the Wyoming Republican Party, Eathrone wrote: “No violence or property damage was observed during my time there including a brief stop in the vicinity of the Capitol building property. … I retired from the public gathering near mid-afternoon and watched the news of some reported events I personally had not witnessed.”

There is no footage of Eathorne entering the building or participating in any acts of violence. The images prove that he joined the crowd that moved onto the Capitol Plaza once rioters had forcefully removed police barricades.

The photographic evidence has Eathorne staying on Capitol grounds for nearly three hours in the thick of the action rather than simply observing.

@capitolHunters goes on to suggest Eathorne was “in disguise” that day. Enthrone is rarely seen without a cowboy hat – something he was not wearing at the U.S. Capitol.

Eathorne is also pictured holding and talking into a portable radio. The far-right extremist group the Oath Keepers – with which Eathorne has been affiliated – used radios to coordinate their efforts during the riot.

Courtesy @capitolhunters

Eathorne has yet to respond to the @captiolhunters about the footage and his alleged involvement in the Jan. 6 riot.

The @capitolhunters full investigation into Earthorne’s participation is available via Google Docs.


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