When Konold heard that President Donald Trump was going to be speaking in DC, the siblings decided to add a stop to their road trip plan. She had never been to a protest before and did not really know what to expect — in fact, she did not even expect it to be a protest, just a rally. What she did know is that patriotic Americans who loved their president were not often treated kindly, and that she had a little boy that needed her. She packed a medical kit and bought some extra protective layers to make sure she would get home safe, should leftists attack the event.
She also hoped that by bringing supplies, her training for veterinary medicine may come in handy if things went terribly awry.
January 6 in DC was unlike anything she would experience in her wholesome and quiet life in Arizona, which mostly consists of spending time in her small mobile home, gardening, taking care of her animals, and homeschooling.
Konold still did not realize it was a protest when she followed the crowd of fellow Trump supporters to the Capitol. The door to the building was open and police seemed to be allowing people inside, so she went. She was kind and friendly to police and left quickly when she was told that people were not supposed to be there.
A month after the protest, she was yanked from her bed at gunpoint by the FBI. Her entire street was blocked off and crowded with unmarked vehicles. Her small mobile home was raided and a two page long list of her belongings was seized.