Wealthy Texas suburb sent 19 rioters to US Capitol — and more residents could be charged

Frisco, Texas is a wealthy suburb of Dallas known for its quality schools and low taxes -- but now it's gaining a reputation as a breeding ground for right-wing extremism.

The Washington Post reports that a total of 19 local Frisco residents have been charged so far for their roles in the January 6th riots at the United States Capitol building, and the FBI's Dallas field office says that most of the rioters arrested came from the "mainstream of society" and have included "three real estate agents, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel, an oilman and an actor who once appeared on the popular television show 'Friday Night Lights.'"

Even though the median household income in Frisco is $97,000, well above the national average, local realtor Hava Johnston says that many Frisco residents have been radicalized as the suburb has become more racially diverse.

"They created this perfect little bubble of the way they wanted things… now we've got true diversity, and those Christian nationalists are afraid of losing their power," she said. "These are the very people who would do things like have Trump parades every weekend and take a private jet to a riot."

And some Frisco residents, such as attorney Paul MacNeal Davis, went to the Capitol building on January 6th but so far have not been charged for their connections to the riots.

In fact, as the Post points out, Davis is still trying to overturn the results of the 2020 election and recently filed a lawsuit with the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas that claimed a "well-funded cabal," which included Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), conspired to deny former President Donald Trump a second term.