Early Saturday morning, a Facebook user posted a screenshot of a comment thread showing Zach Deputy and his older brother, Whitley Deputy, in front of the United States Capitol building amid the rioters that breached the building’s entrance.
Banta took the screenshot of a comment on Whitley’s post, in which he shared a photo of he and his brother Zach outside of the Capitol building, with Zach wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat. The comment containing the picture of the two has since been deleted. The original post from Whitley showed the massive crowd gathered on the steps of the Capitol among a sea of American, Trump, and Thin Blue Line flags, presumably just before the rioters made their way into the building.
Whitley has made several posts since the event, including the one below.
I have been attacked this year more than anybody could ever realize. I don’t put much out there about it. I turn the…
[Update January 9th, 2:36 p.m.] Zach has posted a video to his Facebook page responding to the situation. Watch the video below.
This is a developing story.