Emily Rainey Wiki
Emily Rainey Biography
Captain Emily Rainey, 30, confirmed to the Associated Press that she brought more than 100 people to Washington, DC on Wednesday as part of a North Carolina protest group that she leads called Moore County Citizens for Freedom.
An Army psychological warfare officer is under investigation for busing people more than 300 miles to attend Trump’s rally that turned into deadly riots on Capitol Hill, Army officials confirmed.
While her commanders at Fort Bragg are reviewing her participation in the rally, Rainey said that she was totally forthright about her plans to leave her, and insisted that her group did not participate in the assault on the Capitol. .
“I was a private citizen and I was doing everything right and within my rights,” the avid anti-masking woman told the AP on Sunday, saying she was on leave at the time.
“I told my bosses before I left that I was leaving and I told them when I returned.”
Her group, as well as the majority at Wednesday’s rally, were “peace-loving, law-abiding people who did nothing but demonstrate our First Amendment rights,” she said.
She even shared a video on Facebook in which she insisted that the rioters were all Antifa, saying, “I don’t know of any violent Patriot. I don’t know of any Patriot who breaks the windows of a national gem like the [Capitol].”
Rainey is assigned to the 4th Psychological Operations Group at Fort Bragg, according to Major Daniel Lessard, spokesman for 1st Special Forces Command.
Emily Rainey is an avid anti-masker.
Known as PSYOPS, the group uses information and misinformation to shape the emotions, decision-making, and actions of American adversaries.
Members of the US military may participate in political organizations and events without uniform, but are prohibited from sponsoring partisan organizations.
It’s unclear whether Rainey’s involvement with his group on Wednesday was against Department of Defense policy.
Rainey previously made headlines last May after she posted video online of her repeatedly pulling down a warning tape at a playground that was closed under North Carolina COVID-19 restrictions.
Police in Southern Pines, a community about 30 miles west of Fort Bragg, charged her with injury to her personal property in the incident after twice letting her escape with warnings.
In Facebook posts, Rainey called his Moore County citizens for freedom a “movement.” In a November post, the group boasted of having a “peaceful protest” and warned at the time: “You should pray that we stay that way.”