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Pro-Trump Capitol Rally Received $300,000 From Publix Super Markets Heiress: Report

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Publix Super Markets heiress Julie Jenkins Fancelli reportedly donated $300,000 to the pro-Trump Capitol rally on Jan. 6, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Fancelli, 71, who is the daughter of Publix founder George W. Jenkins, provided the brunt of the funding for the rally’s $500,000 price tag at the Ellipse after contacting InfoWars founder Alex Jones, The Wall Street Journal reported.

As thousands of Trump supporters gathered around the Ellipse to hear the president speak another group of attendees reportedly left the rally in order to storm the Capitol Building, which resulted in multiple deaths and arrests, the Daily Caller reported.

An outspoken supporter of Trump, Fancelli and her two children reportedly donated the maximum legal amount of $171,000 to a Pro-Trump PAC in 2019, Miami News Times reported.

In total, Fancelli donated more than $980,000 to the Republican Party and Trump campaign during the 2020 election cycle, Axios reported. (RELATED: Pelosi Encourages Democrats To ‘Take Advantage’ Of Three Week Anniversary Of Capitol Riot By ‘Writing Their Story’ In Letter)

“I am a proud conservative and have real concerns associated with election integrity, yet I would never support any violence, particularly the tragic and horrific events that unfolded on January 6th,” Fancelli said in a statement responding to critics, The Wall Street Journal reported.

“Mrs. Fancelli is not an employee of Publix Super Markets, and is neither involved in our business operation, nor does she represent the company in any way,” Publix said in a tweet responding to criticism. “The violence at the Capitol on Jan. 6 was a national tragedy. The deplorable actions that occurred that day do not represent the values, work or opinions of Publix Super Markets.”

The total estimated cost for the pro-Trump Capitol rally at the Ellipse was $500,000, which included a $100,000 grass covering and additional security measures, The Wall Street Journal reported.

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