Burgess Owens got campaign donations from Capitol riot suspect

The Kentucky man said he didn’t commit any acts of violence.

One of nearly 400 people arrested following the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol made a campaign donation to Utah Republican Rep. Burgess Owens.

Jordan Revlett, 23, from Kentucky was arrested on Jan. 25 for taking part in the riot aimed at stopping the certification of the Electoral College vote cementing President Joe Biden’s win. He has been charged with entering restricted grounds and disorderly conduct.

According to Federal Election Commission disclosures, Revlett made two $50 donations to Owens’ campaign in June and July of 2020, before the January violence.

According to the charging documents, a tipster informed the FBI of a screenshot of Revlett’s Snapchat account indicating he was inside the Capitol building at the time of the riot.

An acquaintance provided the FBI with multiple videos from Revlett’s social media showing him inside the Capitol building as the chaos was unfolding. One 42-second video provided to investigators showed a chaotic scene of people climbing the Capitol steps and entering the building. A male voice can be heard yelling “We’re in the f---ing White House!”

(Court records) An image taken inside the U.S. Capitol from Kentucky resident Jordan Revlett's social media. He was charged by federal authorities for taking part in the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.

The final video showed Revlett’s face with the caption, “Just so you guys know a capitol police officer opened the door from inside to let us in.”

(Court records) A selfie of Kentucky resident Jordan Revlett after allegedly entering the U.S. Capitol as part of the January 6 riots. He was charged with taking part in the attack and arrested on January 25.

Video surveillance shows Revlett entering the building at about 2:35 p.m.

Revlett told investigators he and his parents traveled to Washington, D.C., on Jan. 5 and 6 to hear President Donald Trump speak. Revlett did not deny he entered the Capitol, but claimed police did not block his way nor did he participate in any violence while in D.C.

NBC News reported Wednesday that many of the people involved in the attempted insurrection at the Capitol increased their political donations following Trump’s loss to Biden in November of 2020. Along with Owens, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, New York Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik and Sen. Lindsey Graham also received donations from those charged in the Capitol Attack.

Following the November election, Owens helped push the false narrative that rampant fraud cost Trump the election. In December, Owens said he believed Trump was the real winner of the election despite zero evidence of fraud.

“There’s no question in my mind that I think he won,” said Owens at the time.

Owens was one of 147 Republicans in Congress who voted to reject the Electoral College votes from Pennsylvania in the hours after the Capitol attack. Utah Rep. Chris Stewart also joined the effort to overturn the election results in favor of Trump.

The donations from Revlett came shortly after Owens appeared on an internet show dedicated to far-right QAnon conspiracy theories. Owens was a guest on the “Patriot’s Soapbox” program in May of last year where he asked for donations. Revlett’s contributions to Owens were the only ones recorded from the Kentucky resident during the 2020 campaign cycle.

After his arrest, it was reported Revlett took 4th place in a “sexy farmer” contest sponsored by a local radio station.

A spokesperson for Owens did not immediately respond to a request for comment.