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Jan. 6 defendant expected to testify before panel posted Trump’s ‘will be wild’ tweet

A Trump supporter who posted the former president’s tweet encouraging supporters to go to DC on Jan. 6 before he stormed the Capitol is set to testify Tuesday.



Last month, Stephen Ayres of Ohio pleaded guilty to disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building, but he has not yet been sentenced for his actions. The hearing to determine his punishment is set for September 13th.

ABC News first broke the news that Ayres was expected to testify.

Earlier this year, Ayres admitted to posting an image of a Trump “calling on us to come back to Washington for a big protest – ‘Be there, will be wild’” poster on Jan. 2, 2021.

That the media, the Democrats, John Roberts and Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi had “committed TREASON against a sitting U.S. president!!!” was what he wrote in his Facebook status update.


According to Ayres, after attending Trump’s rally, he entered the Capitol and spent about 10 minutes there. On the day of the incident, Ayres was photographed with a “CNN FAKE NEWS” face mask on his face.

Convicted obstruction of Congress co-defendant Matthew Perna took his own life after admitting guilt in the Ayres case. The prosecutor’s video shows that “antifa” posed as Trump supporters during the attack on the Capitol, according to Perna. Ayres can be seen nodding in agreement as he claims that “antifa” is “disguised as Trump people” in the footage.

He also claimed that Capitol police officers were letting Trump supporters into the Capitol and that they had been set up.

Ayres said, “It was definitely planned out.” “Just so you know, it was all planned.”


Jason Van Tatenhove, a former spokesman for the Oath Keepers, is expected to testify live on Tuesday. Security concerns have led the committee to withhold the names of the witnesses it heard on January 6.

A total of over 840 people have been accused of involvement in the attack of January 6. Online sleuths have identified hundreds of additional suspects, many of whom appear on the FBI’s website.