A woman who flew a private jet to Washington to take part in the siege on Capitol Hill is back home after being arrested on Friday. Jenna Ryan documented her journey to D.C. on her Twitter page, at one point writing, “We just stormed the Capital. It was one of the best days of my life.” One picture she posted showed her posing next to a broken window.
Here is Jenna Ryan of Frisco Texas admitting that she will be breaking windows! pic.twitter.com/cFmf1s9pqz
— Zoey (@maveryleans) January 7, 2021
Ryan faces charges of knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.
She never hid what she was doing pic.twitter.com/WTCSMQ1nGf
— David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) January 15, 2021
After being released on Friday, Ryan spoke with the local CBS station in Dallas saying:
“I just want people to know I’m a normal person. That I listen to my president who told me to go to the Capitol. That I was displaying my patriotism while I was there and I was just protesting and I wasn’t trying to do anything violent and I didn’t realize there was actually violence… I am not a villain that a lot of people would make me out to be, or people think I am, because I was a Trump supporter at the Capitol.”
She went on to Donald Trump for a pardon:
“I think we all deserve a pardon. I’m facing a prison sentence. I think I do not deserve that and from what I understand, every person is going to be arrested that was there, so I think everyone deserves a pardon, so I would ask the President of the United States to give me a pardon.”
She also said she was worried her arrest would impact her real estate career in Texas.
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