University of Kentucky senior charged over alleged Capitol riot role

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A University of Kentucky senior has reportedly been charged with entering the Capitol during the riot after allegedly outing herself with her own social media posts.

In one post to her since-deleted Instagram account, Gracyn Courtright, of West Virginia, wrote “Infamy is just as good as fame,” either on Jan. 6 — the day of the siege — or a day later, according to federal court records.

“Either way I end up more known,” the post continued.

Several other photographs and videos were handed over to the FBI, placing Courtright outside and inside the Capitol on Jan. 6, according to a federal affidavit filed Saturday in support of an arrest warrant.

A video posted to Twitter shows Courtright in the Capitol building with a crowd chanting “USA,” according to the court records.

A second video from within the building, also posted to Twitter, shows her with a group of people chanting, “whose house, our house,” the affidavit says.

Courtright is also accused of admitting to somebody in an Instagram private message, which was given to the feds, of being inside the Capitol.

Surveillance footage obtained by authorities captured Courtright near the Senate chamber with a “Members Only” sign, which was later taken away by police, the court documents say.

Last Tuesday, the FBI interviewed Courtright’s father, who acknowledged his daughter’s “involvement in the Capitol riots” and said she would turn herself in if charged, the affidavit says.

According to WTVQ, Courtright has been hit with several charges, including violent entry on Capitol grounds, knowingly entering a restricted building and theft of property under $1,000.

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