Attendees at the Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) in Dallas are being treated to a bit of performance art, according to freelance reporter Laura Jedeed, who ran across an eye-catching display where an actor is shown in a prison cell wearing an orange jumpsuit and red Make America Great Again cap.
As the actor cries, curious onlookers are offered headphones where they can listen to the testimony from suspects who were arrested and charged for their role in the January 6, 2021 Capitol insurrection that left five people — including a Capitol police officer — dead.
Jedeed added that the actor never broke character.
Ready for the ironic twist? WUSA-TV reporter Jordan Fischer found out who the actor is: Brandon Straka, who founded the “Walk Away” movement and avoided being charged and going to prison for his role in the Capitol riots by providing “substantial” information about other defendants that helped place them in jail.
As you’d expect, Twitter users had some thoughts on the whole pathetic display.