FormerBachelorettecontestantJames McCoy Taylor, who beforehand appeared onJoJo Fletcher‘s season, confirmed he attended the march on the Capitol in Washington, D.C., to protest PresidentDonald Trump‘s 2020 election loss. He obtained backlash from followers after the march changed into a violent riot on the Capitol constructing, leading to 5 no longer alive.
“Big due to #TheBachelor household for supporting me throughout this time … from prime to backside,” the Texas native, 33, tweeted on January 11, days after the lethal riot. “Conservative producers are the very best!! Thank you @ABCNetwork @ABC & @BachelorABC for having my again whereas I legally supported our President.”
Despite Taylor’s claims about receiving help from ABC, a supply instructed Us Weekly his claims are “unequivocally false.” In addition, Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss tweeted his emotions concerning the state of affairs on January 13.
“Whoever that former cast member/fool jerkoff is that went to Trump’s treasonous rally, bought a message for ya … You are formally exiled from #BachelorNation!!!” Fleiss, 56, wrote. “Shame on you.”
On January 6, tons of of rioters, most figuring out as Trump supporters, broke into the Capitol by crashing by home windows and locked doorways whereas Congress was assembly to substantiate President-electJoe Biden‘s electoral faculty victory over Trump. The incident resulted within the demise of 5 individuals, together with one Capitol police officer.
On January 13, the House of Representatives voted to question President Trump for the second time in 13 months after accusing the previousApprenticestar of “inciting violence in opposition to the federal government of the United States.”
Following the backlash for his attendance on the march, Taylor “favored” a tweet that mentioned, “Not everybody who was in D.C. was concerned within the riot.”
The former Bachelor Nation star inspired his followers to attend on January 5. “D.C. tomorrow … Take a bus. Drive. [Message] me in case you want a airplane ticket … simply do not make an excuse to not combat for a person who’s been preventing for you for 4 years,” he tweeted. “See y’all there. We’re with you, Mr. President.”
Taylor beforehand made it to the highest 5 of season 12 and was eradicated earlier than hometown dates. He is now relationship a girl namedMackenzie Sawicki. The former actuality star hopes to have a future in politics sometime.
“I flip 35 in May and am contemplating a run for president. I’m severe,” he wrote by way of Instagram on January 3. “Never seen weaker males in my life — each side. There are about 5 good ones in the home … 3 within the senate and three in the primary stream media. DM me and I’ll let you know who they’re. Comment if I ought to run for president (or in case you suppose I’m delusional).”