Earlier this week, Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer was identified as a pro-Trump supporter who violated the U.S. Capitol.
Now, it looks like the metal guitarist is officially wanted by the FBI following the events that transpired on Wednesday.
Jon Schaffer – On Jan. 6, the U.S. Capitol
On Jan. 6, the U.S. Capitol was taken over by Pro-Trump supporters who were denouncing the results of the Presidental election. While the Senate was certifying the Electoral College votes, which favored President-elect Joe Biden, the supporters forced entry into the U.S. Capitol building.
As a Result
As a result, the Senate and other important personnel were evacuated and taken to a safe place. In the end, four people were killed in the protests, including a woman who was shot when the protesters clashed with law enforcement.
Since the incident on Wednesday, a lot has happened.To start, Donald Trump’s Twitter account was suspended after he shared various tweets that violated the platform’s civic integrity policy. As well, Dead Kennedys faced backlash within the punk community after praising Mitt Romney on Twitter. Shortly after, the band confessed they had nothing to do with the tweet that was shared.
Over the past few days, hundreds of photos and videos from the Capitol events have been shared online. As a result, a lot of the Pro-Trump supporters involved have been identified including Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer.
Images From The U.S Capitol Events were released.
The metal guitarist was one of the individuals who broke into the U.S. Capitol building this week. As images from the events were released, metal music fans quickly identified Schaffer in the mob of Trump supporters.
Hey metal heads
Jon Schaffer of Iced Earth was involved in the storming at Capitol Hill
Just in case you wanted to know, and like, not give a shit about the band anymore pic.twitter.com/21Vr2yC3nX
— 🔴 LIVE – Chainbrain (@xChainbrain) January 7, 2021
So this guy is the guitarist of Iced Earth, a 80s thrash metal band. Let's make him Twitter famous.
His name is Jon Schaffer. pic.twitter.com/DDZOCJuLpo
— 🎶💙 ᕼOᒪᒪY'ᔕ GOT TᕼE ᗷᒪᑌEᔕ (@No1Hollyfreedom) January 8, 2021
— Lita Rory🔥 (@likealittlefire) January 7, 2021
This is how the world ends
Not with a bang
But with a bunch of Duck Dynasty cosplayers pic.twitter.com/ItGMok410q
— Paul Jenkins (@mypauljenkins) January 8, 2021