Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer now wanted by police for storming US Capitol
He’s wanted for “unrest-related offences”
Photo: Gary Wolstenhome / Redferns
Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer is now wanted by the police for being part of the mob of President Donald Trump supporters who yesterday (7 January) stormed the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.
The Iced Earth frontman appeared in a D.C. Metropolitan Police PowerPoint presentation alongside others who unlawfully breached Capitol grounds. They are wanted for “unrest-related offences”.
Schaffer was photographed as part of a throng of protestors who forced their way past police to enter the Capitol Building and disrupt lawmakers as they were in the process of certifying Joe Biden’s victory at the 2020 US election. The photo was captured by news agency AFP. See it below:
Police attempt to retake Capitol from protesters https://t.co/bku3yGU7y0 pic.twitter.com/ZCWYbDccNp
— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 6, 2021
Despite the rioting that saw five people – including a US Capitol Police officer – lose their lives, Congress eventually regrouped and certified Biden as the US President-elect.
Vice President Mike Pence has also formally acknowledged Biden and Kamala Harris’s victory. In a statement delivered to Congress yesterday, he said: “The announcement of the state of the vote by the president of the Senate shall be deemed a sufficient declaration of the persons elected president and vice president of the United States.”
Earlier today (8 January), President Trump appeared to concede the election for the first time. After a 12-hour ban from Twitter, he returned with a recorded video address, saying: “A new administration will be inaugurated on 20 January. My focus now turns to ensuring a smooth, orderly and seamless transition of power.”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 8, 2021
President-elect Joe Biden will be sworn into office on 20 January, at a ceremony held at the Capitol Building.
For more music news, click here.
Get the latest news, reviews and features to your inbox.Subscribe