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Doug Jensen biography: 13 things about Donald Trump supporter from Des Moines, Iowa

Doug Jensen

Doug Jensen

Douglas “Doug” Austin Jensen is a white man from Iowa, United States. He previously lived in Leesville, Louisiana, USA.

Jensen is a Donald Trump supporter. Here are 13 more things about the Iowa native:

  1. He is from Des Moines, Iowa. (a)
  2. He worked as a laborer at Forrest and Associate Masonry in Des Moines for several years. (b)
  3. On December 27, 2020, he tweeted, “God Bless Americans and God Bless President Trump.” (c)
  4. On January 6, 2021, he wore a stocking cap and a QAnon shirt over a hooded sweatshirt and joined his fellow supporters of Trump as they breached the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., USA and disrupted a joint session of Congress to certify the vote of the Electoral College and affirm Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election. (a)
  5. While inside the U.S. Capitol building on January 6, 2021, he was caught on camera leading a group of fellow rioters up the stairs of the building as police officers retreated. He had a face-off with U.S. Capitol Police officer Eugene Brown. (d)
  6. When a reporter contacted him via his Facebook account on January 7, 2021, he replied, “You are FAKE news” and added an American flag emoji. (e)
  7. On January 7, 2021, he posted a 7-second TikTok video of himself telling people to “not believe the news.” (f)
  8. After his involvement in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, Forrest and Associate Masonry fired him, the masonry company’s president and chief executive officer Richard C. Felice confirmed on January 8, 2021. (b)
  9. At 1:00 a.m. on January 9, 2021, the Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested him at his home in Des Moines and was booked into the Polk County Jail in Polk County, Iowa where he is held without bond. (a)
  10. On January 9, 2021, he was charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, disrupting the orderly conduct of government business, violent entry and disorderly conduct in a Capitol building, parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building and obstructing a law enforcement officer during a civil disorder. (a)
  11. He was 41 years old when he was arrested on January 9, 2021. (a)
  12. His brother William Routh, who is from Clarksville, Arkansas, USA, described him as “a family man” who has been “a good man his whole life.” (f)
  13. He is married to April Janette Thompson-Jensen. (g)

(This is a developing story. More details will be added.)

SOURCES:

a. Des Moines Register

b. KCCI 

c. his Twitter account

d. Kristin Wilson

e. KCCI

f. Associated Press

g. his Facebook account 

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