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Brandon Straka biography: 13 things about Walk Away Campaign founder

Brandon Straka is an openly gay white man who has lived in various parts of the United States including Nebraska and New York. He was a Liberal then a Democrat before becoming a Republican.

Since joining the Republican Party, Straka has been providing conservative commentary for numerous television media outlets. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He was born and raised in Nebraska. (a)
  2. After graduating from high school, he moved from Nebraska to New York to pursue acting and singing. He played a reporter in the drama film “The Record Deal,” which was released in the U.S. on April 1, 2005. (b) (c)
  3. After failing to find enough work in the entertainment industry, he worked at bars and restaurants and suffered alcohol and cocaine abuse. He has been sober since January 18, 2015. (b)
  4. He was a hairstylist and an aspiring actor based in New York City, New York before gaining social media following for his political views. In 2016, he voted for Hillary Clinton. In the same year, a Hispanic homeless man punched him after he refused to give him money at a park in Manhattan, New York City. The homeless man called him a “white privileged piece of s***.” (b)
  5. On May 26, 2018, he founded the Walk Away Campaign, which is described as a true grassroots movement that encourages and supports those on the Left to walk away from the divisive tenets endorsed and mandated by the Democratic Party of today. (d)
  6. On July 3, 2018, he appeared on the Fox News show “Ingraham Angle.” He told the viewers, “The Walk Away campaign is proving people are leaving the left by tens of thousands.” (e)
  7. He appeared as himself in the comedy drama film “A House Divided… A Mega Maga Movie,” which premiered on September 18, 2020 in the U.S. (c)
  8. Wearing a black hat, a gray coat, black sunglasses and black gloves, he spoke for about 5 minutes at a Stop the Steal rally at the Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C., USA on January 5, 2021. He called the attendees patriots and encouraged them to “fight back.” His last sentences were, “We are sending a message to the Democrats, we are not going away, you’ve got a problem!” (f)
  9. Wearing the same black hat, a gray coat and black sunglasses he wore on January 5, 2021, he went to the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. on January 6, 2021. That day, Donald Trump supporters breached the building while a joint session of Congress was certifying the vote of the Electoral College and affirming Joe Biden‘s victory in the 2020 presidential election. (f)
  10. He was 44 years old when he participated in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021. On January 7, 2021, he took to Twitter to share a video of himself discussing the riot. He said, “Yesterday, a lot of us got up very, very early. We went to this event in which Donald Trump spoke. The plan was always to go to the Capitol. We were going to march from that event…to the Capitol, and there was going to be
    another rally. I was one of the speakers slated to speak at the Capitol.” (f)
  11. A Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent filed a criminal complaint against him, which U.S. Magistrate Judge Robin M. Meriweather. (f)
  12. On January 25, 2021, agents from the FBI Omaha Field Office in Omaha, Nebraska arrested him. (g)
  13. For his participation in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, he was charged with impeding a law enforcement officer during civil disorder, knowingly entering and remaining on restricted grounds without lawful authority and/or engaging in disorderly conduct within proximity to a restricted building to impede official functions and engaging in disorderly conduct with intent to disturb a hearing before Congress. (g)

 

(This is a developing story. More details are being added.)

SOURCES:

If you have information about someone who participated in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, call 1-800-CALL-FBI. You may also submit relevant photos and videos to the FBI.

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