Add news
March 2010
April 2010
May 2010June 2010July 2010
August 2010
September 2010October 2010
November 2010
December 2010
January 2011
February 2011March 2011April 2011May 2011June 2011July 2011August 2011September 2011October 2011November 2011December 2011January 2012February 2012March 2012April 2012May 2012June 2012July 2012August 2012September 2012October 2012November 2012December 2012January 2013February 2013March 2013April 2013May 2013June 2013July 2013August 2013September 2013October 2013November 2013December 2013January 2014February 2014March 2014April 2014May 2014June 2014July 2014August 2014September 2014October 2014November 2014December 2014January 2015February 2015March 2015April 2015May 2015June 2015July 2015August 2015September 2015October 2015November 2015December 2015January 2016February 2016March 2016April 2016May 2016June 2016July 2016August 2016September 2016October 2016November 2016December 2016January 2017February 2017March 2017April 2017May 2017June 2017July 2017August 2017September 2017October 2017November 2017December 2017January 2018February 2018March 2018April 2018May 2018June 2018July 2018August 2018September 2018October 2018November 2018December 2018January 2019February 2019March 2019April 2019May 2019June 2019July 2019August 2019September 2019October 2019November 2019December 2019January 2020February 2020March 2020April 2020May 2020June 2020July 2020August 2020September 2020October 2020November 2020December 2020January 2021
News Every Day |

US Army captain resigns after ‘leading 100 people’ to deadly Capitol rally

US Army captain resigns after \'leading 100 people\' to deadly Capitol rally
Emily Rainey is being investigated by the US Army for her involvement at the Capitol rally (Picture: AP/Getty)

A US Army captain has resigned after admitting to taking 100 people to the Pro-Trump rally that caused the deadly Capitol riots.

Emily Rainey, 30, has quit her job as psychological operations officer with the army for her involvement in Wednesday’s horrific events in Washington DC.

She is being investigated by the US Army for leading 100 people from North Carolina to the capital to be a part of the protest against Joe Biden’s election win.

Rainey, however, said she acted within military regulations and that no one in her group broke the law, reports CBS News.

Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, at the Capitol in Washington. As Congress prepares to affirm President-elect Joe Biden's victory, thousands of people have gathered to show their support for President Donald Trump and his claims of election fraud. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Trump supporters clashed with police at the Capitol in Washington on Wednesday (Picture: AP)

‘I was a private citizen and doing everything right and within my rights’, the officer said.

Speaking about her actions, Rainey said she led members of Moore County Citizens for Freedom, which describes itself as a nonpartisan network promoting conservative values, to Washington to ‘stand against election fraud’.

She added that whilst the group did attend the rally, she said she didn’t know anyone who entered the Capitol and claims she and her group went back to their buses hours before an emergency curfew took effect.

Five people sadly lost their lives in the riots at the Capitol building last week in an event that was condemned by president-elect Joe Biden as an ‘insurrection’.

In this image taken from video provided by WRAL-TV, Capt. Emily Rainey speaks during an interview with WRAL-TV, in Southern Pines, N.C., in May 2020. The Army is investigating Rainey, a psychological operations officer, who led a group of people from North Carolina to the rally in Washington that led to the deadly riot in the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump. (Courtesy of WRAL-TV via AP)
Emily Rainey, 30, has resigned from her job as psychological operations officer with the US Army (Credits: AP)

Commanders at the Fort Bragg military base in North Carolina, where Rainey was stationed, have since said they are conducting a review of Rainey’s involvement at the Capitol.

Rainey previously made headlines back in May after she posted a video online of her pulling down tape around a playground that was closed under North Carolina’s coronavirus restrictions.

Get in touch with our news team by emailing us at

For more stories like this, check our news page.

Read also

Trump’s ‘crony pardons’ flabbergast the political world

Suspect in fatal Harlem shooting extradited from Virginia

US CFOs Consider How To Use Cash Reserves

News, articles, comments, with a minute-by-minute update, now on — latest news 24/7. You can add your news instantly now — here