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‘We All Deserve A Pardon’: Texas Real Estate Agent Who Flew Private Jet to Storm the Capitol Says She Was Just ‘Following My President’

Jenna Ryan Entering U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

A Frisco, Texas real estate agent charged with storming the U.S. Capitol during last week’s siege against the legislative seat of government by documented supporters of President Donald Trump says she deserves a pardon from the outgoing president because she was doing her “patriotic duty” at his behest.

According to a criminal complaint on file with U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, 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.

Ryan previously trolled those online who were preparing for her seemingly inevitable criminal prosecution. She was finally charged, and she 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.”

The phrase “heart of hearts” suggests Christian allegory, which Ryan has frequently tweeted in defense of her actions and her political views (example 1, example 2, example 3, etc.).

Ryan has a lengthy social media history of retweeting conservative election conspiracy attorney Lin Wood. She has balked against what she perceives to be Big Tech’s censorship of voices online while saying she would block people “forever” who dislike her own Twitter feed. She even relished in the thought of mainstream media equipment and facilities being destroyed in the process of playing out her political views — then went on the mainstream media to beg for leniency.

Some of Ryan’s social media history has already been entered into the court record in the recently launched federal prosecution against her.

“We’re all going to be up here, we’re going to be breaking those windows, we’re going to be having to deal with the tear bombs, the gas bombs,” Ryan reportedly said in what appeared to be a self-recorded video the day of the capitol siege.

“We just stormed the Capitol,” she also is alleged to have said on social media.  “It was one of the best days of my life.”

Ryan later ignored the sage online advice of Attorney Bradley Moss to stop tweeting:

Ryan also told the Dallas TV station she’s concerned about her career now that she’s facing criminal charges.

Watch the full interview below:

Ryan’s charging documents:

Jenna Ryan – Complaint &amp… by Law&Crime

[image via the FBI and U.S. Department of Justice]

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