Jenna Ryan, Realtor Who Participated In Capitol Riot, Pleads Guilty To A Misdemeanor
A Texas realtor, who stormed into the U.S. Capitol on January 6 and later asked former President Donald Trump to pardon her, pleaded guilty Thursday to a misdemeanor for her part in January 6 riot.
On January 6, Jenna Ryan flew to D.C. on a private plane and took part in the riot, which she later regretted. The Texas realtor pleaded guilty to illegally rallying inside the Capitol.
Ryan will be sentenced on November 4; she could face up to six months in prison.
She will also pay $500 in restitution for damage she had caused to the building on January 6.
Ryan posted her appearance at the riot on social media and in live videos.
“We are going to f—ing go in here. Life or death, it doesn’t matter. Here we go,” she said during her live video on Facebook and YouTube, which is now deleted. “Y’all know who to hire for your realtor. Jenna Ryan for your realtor.”
Ryan said regretted her actions immediately and eventually asked Trump to pardon her. “I bought into a lie, and the lie is the lie, and it’s embarrassing,” she said during the interview with The Washington Post. “I regret everything.”
“Not one patriot is standing up for me,” Ryan added. “I’m a complete villain. I was down there based on what my president said: ‘Stop the steal.’ Now I see that it was all over nothing. He was just having us down there for an ego boost. I was there for him.”