The founder and lead guitarist of heavy metal band Iced Earth is popular with the FBI these days, because he’s now a wanted man.
Jon Schaffer was one of the rioters who stormed the Capitol Wednesday, and it’s not like his presence was a big surprise. He’s a die-hard Trumper who warned last month during a protest he and others like him were ready for violence if it came to that, and also warned the opposition … “You’re goin’ down.”
Schaffer is wanted for “unrest-related offenses” in connection with the failed coup attempt.
Schaffer’s involvement in the Capitol riot came a few months after he attended a D.C. Trump rally in November to protest against the election results.
Hansi Kursch, who’s also in the band, Demons & Wizards, with Schaffer, was appalled at what he saw, saying … “We are deeply shocked and our thoughts are with the relatives of the deceased. We expressly distance ourselves from any kind of violence irrespective if applied against institutions or persons. The incidents will be thoroughly investigated and the responsible will be brought to justice. We ask for your understanding that in view of the hourly news situation we will not make any further comments at present.”
Schaffer’s one of the more high-profile rioters, what with being in 3 popular bands and authorities know where he lives … so it seems the FBI should find him with ease.