Blaze Journalist Arrested By FBI Breaks Silence Over Ordeal

Investigative journalist and Blaze Media correspondent Steve Baker was arrested by the FBI last Friday on misdemeanor charges regarding his Jan. 6 reporting at the U.S. Capitol.

He sat down with Blaze Media founder Glenn Beck to discuss his terrifying ordeal.

“I thought I was mentally and emotionally prepared for this because I’ve followed too many of these cases to not have been,” Baker told Beck. “I’ve seen too many of these guys — even misdemeanor defendants, even misdemeanor independent journalists — marched before a magistrate in leg chains and the orange jumpsuit, so I thought I was ready for it until they put the leg chains on.”

According to the criminal complaint, Baker was charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or ground, disorderly conduct in a Capitol building and parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building.

Video footage was released by Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-LA) shortly after Baker’s arrest. Out of 5,000 hours of footage, none of it showed Baker being disorderly and picketing, as the charges claimed.

Being arrested was just as bad.

He told Beck that he wore a suit and tie when he turned himself in. Multiple sources stated that he was asked to wear “shorts and sandals” when he turned himself in. Baker stated that he wore a suit and a tie, prepped and prayed.

Baker was purposely humiliated. There was no other reason for him to be asked to wear casual attire, which was another attempt by the Biden administration to make conservatives look bad.

Baker had a lot of support from conservatives. Conservative political commentator and comedian Chad Prather commented about Baker’s arrest 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.”

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) joined in on the support. She tweeted that in Biden’s America, journalists are locked up and that “free press is dead.”

Even law enforcement knew that the charges against Baker were uncalled for. Former U.S. Capitol police officer Tarik Johnson also showed support for the journalist, using the hashtag “FreeSteveBaker.”