Gay Capitol Riot Attendee Bragged About Assault, Now Fears Retaliation and Arrest

by Kevin Schattenkirk

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Wednesday January 13, 2021

Kristopher Dreww
Kristopher Dreww  (Source:John Smith / Twitter)

A gay hairdresser from Huntington Beach is receiving death threats after taking part in last week's insurrection at the U.S. capitol, The Advocate reports.

Kristopher Dreww, also known on social media as the "Adorable Deplorable" — his handle being a reference 2016 Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton made to a specific contingent of Trump supporters — attended and took part in the capitol riot last Wednesday and then bragged about it in a video that went viral:

"I just got back from storming the capitol. It was successful. For all you bitches on Facebook going crazy talking about it was Antifa, and saying it wasn't us, it was us. We proudly took back our capitol. ... They brought the National Guard out for us and shit. We had the fucking cops running from us. Not because they are bitches but because they are smart!"

However, Dreww told The Orange County Register that he's "scared" and "I fear for my life." On his road trip back to Huntington Beach from Washington D.C., the hairstylist said he has received death threats and is afraid his salon will go under as a result.

Dreww claims he wasn't aware of the violence nor the plans to incite a riot, and that he never went inside the capitol, instead eating sandwichs with a nurse and a teacher on a nearby lawn. Dreww claims he left when Ashli Babbitt, a fellow seditionist, was shot and killed by the police.

"I do regret not doing my research and not knowing what people were in there," he said, saying he thought the rioters "took back our house... peacefully."

Now the hairstylist fears the FBI will investigate and arrest him for participating in the insurrection — proudly admitting as much in the viral video — when he believes he is innocent of any wrongdoing. Ultimately, Dreww believes an investigation into him is "a waste of time" adding that "there are other people who did terrible things and should be arrested."

Dreww reiterated a bit of the usual canard, saying he "didn't go to Washington for Donald Trump. I went there for everyone's vote to count."

The 2020 Presidential election was deemed by officials in November as among "the most secure in American history." This sentiment was echoed shortly afterward by Trump loyalist and former Attorney General Bill Barr, who declined further investigation of alleged voter fraud because of the lack of evidence. Unsurprisingly, Barr resigned his post shortly afterward, leaving the Department of Justice on Dec. 23 — less than a month before the inauguration, and only two weeks before the Trump-incited insurrection.

Kevin Schattenkirk is an ethnomusicologist and pop music aficionado.

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