North Texas realtor Jenna Ryan, who took a private plane to Washington D.C. to participate in the riot that breached the U.S. Capitol on Jan 6, started up a donation drive on PayPal to pay for her legal fees after being charged with "knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority" and "disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds."
But her fundraising efforts have hit a snag after PayPal booted her from its service, the New York Post reports. The online payment company reportedly banned her from its platform after she had raised $1,000.
"PayPal has a policy to allow fundraising for legal defense purposes," company rep Kim Eichorn told CBS News. "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. We can confirm that the account in question has been closed."
In earlier comments to CBS11, Ryan said that President Trump gave her an excuse to be at the Capitol.
"I just want people to know I'm a normal person, that I listen to my president who told me to go to the Capitol," she said. "That I was displaying my patriotism while I was there and I was just protesting and I wasn't trying to do anything violent and I didn't realize there was actually violence."
"The truth of the matter is that Q was correct. Evil people will have their day. God's timing is perfect," she tweeted Thursday.