“I have no guilt in my heart. My intention was not to have a riot. I did not want to have a riot. I was documenting what was going on in the environment I was in.”
“I personally feel innocent in everything that I have done. I feel like I was perfectly within my rights. I feel like the police officers were ushering people into the Capitol.”
Jenna Ryan was arrested Friday but quickly released. The 50-year-old faces charges of knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. The Texas woman documented her journey saying “We just stormed the Capital. It was one of the best days of my life.” She also posted a picture next to a broken window. That is the one thing she says she regrets:
“I saw the window and I thought oh my gosh, I’m in the middle of history, but I did not have any intention to say break windows.”
While Ryan used the word “storm” in a social media post saying, “We’re gonna go down and storm the capitol,” she insists she didn’t mean it in a violent way. But that doesn’t explain why, according to court documents, she also said, “We are armed and dangerous. This is just the beginning.” And “We’re going to f—ing go in here. Life or death.”
She now fears that all Trump supporters are going to be branded terrorists and silenced under President Joe Biden.
And she made a plea for President Trump to pardon her and the other nonviolent protesters. But if he doesn’t, Ryan said she wouldn’t hold it against him.
“I’m going to support him no matter what he does,” she said.
Watch Ryan’s interview above.