Supporters of Donald Trump’s Make America Great Again (MAGA) movement voiced their outrage on social media on Friday after investigative reporter Steve Baker was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Baker, an investigative reporter for conservative news outlet Blaze Media was taken into FBI custody on Friday for his reporting of the Capitol Riot on January 6, 2021.

On that day, a mob of Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol building to stop the certification of Joe Biden’s 2020 election win. The riot erupted following claims made by Trump that the election was stolen via widespread voter fraud. There is no evidence to support Trump’s claims.


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Blaze Media shared a video on X, formerly Twitter, on Friday of Baker handcuffed and being led by two men into a car.

Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Georgia Republican and staunch supporter of Trump, reacted to Baker’s arrest: “The Biden regime just arrested journalist Steve Baker for covering Jan6.

“Free Press is dead in America when the government jails journalists who refuse to report the regime’s political agenda and lies,” she added. While many agreed with Greene, there were some who questioned Baker’s journalist integrity and if Baker was just a bystander.

X user @whataprettycow replied to Greene’s post: “Good. Nobody who works for The Blaze is a journalist. And you are no patriot.”

“When it comes out shortly that he wasn’t arrested for simply covering ‘Jan6’, will you retract this statement?” X user @realjakecobb wrote.

Vivek Ramaswamy, a biotech entrepreneur and former Republican presidential candidate, acknowledged Baker’s arrest, writing: “Those who pontificate about ‘threats to our democracy’ should take a hard look at the threats to freedom of the press.”

Chad Prather, a conservative political commentator and comedian, commented on the video of Baker in handcuffs, writing, “Every journalist should strive to be Steve Baker. This is a circus act. He embarrassed the DOJ and they should be ashamed. The emperor has no clothes and Steve called them out.”