A Frisco, Texas real estate agent charged with storming the U.S. Capitol during last week’s failed coup says she deserves a pardon from the outgoing president because she was doing her “patriotic duty” at his behest.
According to a criminal complaint, Jenna Ryan, who took a private jet to the riot, is charged with one count of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and one count of disorderly conduct on capitol grounds.
Here is Jenna Ryan of Frisco Texas admitting that she will be breaking windows! pic.twitter.com/cFmf1s9pqz
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After her arrest, Ryan is now begging for mercy.
“I would like a pardon from the President of the United States,” Ryan said in a Friday interview with KTVT-TV in Dallas/Ft. Worth. “I think that we all deserve a pardon; we — I’m — I’m facing a prison sentence. Um — I think that I do not deserve that, and I think every person — you know — from what I understand — everyone’s going to be arrested that was there. So, I would — I think everyone deserves a pardon and I would ask the President of the United States to give me a pardon.”
“For me, personally, I do not feel a sense of shame or guilt from my heart from what I was doing,” Ryan told the station. “I thought I was following my president; I thought I was following what we were called to do.”
“I was displaying my patriotism when I was there, and I was just protesting,” she said further. “And I wasn’t trying to do anything violent, and I didn’t realize that there was actually violence, and it went way out of proportion, and I would like to apologize for all the families that are affected by any of the negative environment.”
“He asked us to fly there; he asked us to be there,” Ryan continued. “So, I was doing what he asked us to do. So, as far as in my heart of hearts, do I feel like a criminal? No. I’m not the villain that a lot of people would make me out to be or maybe think I am because I was a Trump supporter.”