The architect of an upcoming protest in Washington seeking to rewrite history over the violent attack on the US Capitol in January is hardly a household name.
Matt Braynard worked tirelessly in Republican politics for decades.
However, his fortunes changed after Donald Trump’s defeat in 2020. He joined a group who attempted to stop Joe Biden’s run for the presidency. This earned him recognition, lucrative fees, as well as a substantial fundraising boost.
Braynard is now looking to grow his influence.
On Saturday, he will hold a rally to demand that those charged in the January 6 attack be reclassified as “political prisoners.”
This has put law enforcement on edge, and led to increased security at the Capitol.