In the office of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a person named Richard Barnett got his photo clicked by keeping his feet on the table. On the same charge, he was sentenced to 54 months on Wednesday (May 24).
In America, on January 6, 2021, Trump supporters committed violence in the US Capitol regarding the election results. During this, Donald supporters had entered and created a lot of uproar. On this occasion, in the office of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a person named Richard Barnett got his photo clicked by keeping his feet on the table.
Now he has been sentenced to four and a half years on the same charge on Wednesday. Richard Barnett is a 63-year-old veteran who took off his shoes and clicked photos by placing his feet near the desk in US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office in front of an AFP photographer during the violence.
During this he also swiped an envelope. Richard Barnett wrote a scathing note about Nancy Pelosi, calling her a biotch. Authorities say that during this time he had a stun gun and could have harmed Nancy Pelosi.
A Washington court found Barnett guilty of obstruction of Congressional certification at the time of election, unlawful entry into the Capitol, and use of a dangerous electric stun weapon.
The jury found Barnett guilty of eight charges after deliberating for nearly three hours. Prosecutors said Barnett had come to Capitol Hill, more than 1,000 miles from his home in Arkansas, to commit the violence.
However, the defense said that he was not involved in any kind of violence. He just took an American flag with him.
Prosecutors had asked for a sentence of more than seven years for Richard Barnett, but he was reduced to 54 months in prison for being a retired firefighter and bull rider and having to serve one year and four months before .
Let us tell you that Donald Trump was said to be behind the Capitol Hill violence. 5 people were killed in the violence while over 100 were injured. More than 1000 people were arrested in this case.