Jenna Ryan had a little bit of a different experience than most of the 1/6 rioters. The Texas realtor flew to the Stop the Steal event on a private plane. She later bragged about her experience as “one of the best days of my life.”
Ryan long anticipated that she would receive a pardon from Donald Trump. She even took to Twitter to boast that she would not go to jail over her actions. Her prediction was wrong, though, as she’s now been sentenced to 60 days in jail.
U.S. District Judge Christopher Cooper told the realtor that she played a, “lesser role in the criminal conduct that took place.” The judge continued, “But that does not mean that you don’t have any culpability in what happened that day. I don’t think you could have missed the fact that this was no peaceful protest. You were a cheerleader, you cheered it on.”
Ryan had previously pleaded her case in a letter sent to the court. It read:
“I wasn’t saying I was above prison, I just felt that it would be unlikely since I was pleading to entering the Capitol for 2 minutes and 8 seconds. Now I realize that was a false notion, but having a false notion does not automatically mean I deserve incarceration. A tweet of me taking up for myself against a bully who is harassing me does not indicate that I feel above-the-law.”
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