ICED EARTH’s JON SCHAFFER Among TRUMP Supporters At Capitol Hill (Photo)

Jon Schaffer

ICED EARTH guitarist and band leader Jon Schaffer was photographed among the protesters who breached the U.S. Capitol yesterday (Wednesday, January 6) as lawmakers counted the Electoral College votes certifying President-elect Joe Biden‘s win.

Metal fans first singled out Schaffer from fellow rioters in a photo shot by Roberto Schmidt for Getty Images, which you can see below.

This past November, Schaffer identified himself to the German daily newspaper Die Welt, which posted a picture of the guitarist in the crowd at a Washington, D.C. demonstration supporting President Donald Trump and protesting the election results.

At the time, Die Welt journalist Carolina Drüten erroneously referred Schaffer as “John Schaper” but did correctly note that he traveled from his home state of Indiana to attend the event.