Julie Jenkins Fancelli Biography Julie Jenkins Fancelli Wiki
Julie Jenkins Fancelli donated $ 300,000 to the rally in Washington, DC, which the Wall Street Journal said cost $ 500,000.
1. @Publix heiress Julie Jenkins Fancelli gave $300K to finance the January 6 event that turned into a riot.
That was the bulk of the funding.
Publix is saying they have nothing to do with Francelli.
BUT Publix that isn’t the full story. pic.twitter.com/c3we8k5Mud
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) January 30, 2021
Publix heiress Julie Jenkins Fancelli
Publix heiress Julie Jenkins Fancelli provided most of the funds for former President Donald Trump’s pre-uprising rally on the U.S. Capitol, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Fancelli donated $ 300,000 to the event on Jan.6 via a former Trump campaign fundraiser, the newspaper reported on Saturday. Their engagement paid for “the lion’s share” of the former president’s $ 500,000 rally at the Ellipse in Washington, DC, according to the WSJ.
Controversial and far-right radio presenter Alex Jones is said to have helped organize this important donation.
According to the WSJ, Fancelli chose fundraising agent Caroline Wren to help fund the rally. Wren reportedly told the newspaper his job was to “help many others organize and host a professional event at the Ellipse.”
Fancelli is the daughter of the founder of Publix Super Markets, George W. Jenkins. Jenkins died in 1996 at the age of 88.
In a statement to 10 Tampa Bay, Publix said Fancelli does not represent the company.
“Ms. Fancelli is not an employee of Publix Super Markets and is not involved in our activities, nor does she represent the company in any way,” the full statement reads. “We cannot comment on Ms. Fancelli’s actions.
“The violence on Capitol Hill on January 6 was a national tragedy. The deplorable actions of that day do not reflect the values, work or opinions of Publix Super Markets.”
Trump, who refused to admit his loss in the 2020 election to Democratic challenger Joe Biden, urged his supporters to march to Capitol Hill, where lawmakers were preparing to confirm the results.
“And we are fighting. We are fighting like hell,” Trump said. “And if you don’t fight like hell, you won’t have any more land.”
Five people were killed in the riot, including a Capitol policeman. Two other officers later died by suicide.
Despite assessments from the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security, which confirmed that no serious fraud had taken place in the election, Trump and his campaign pushed for the results to be overturned. 62 lawsuits were filed in state and federal courts; 61 failed because of a lack of reputation and others because of the merit of allegations of electoral fraud, reports USA Today.
The US House of Representatives has indicted Trump, the first president to be indicted twice a week after the uprising. Lawmakers accused Trump of “serious crimes” for inciting the mob that stormed the Capitol.