Jenna Ryan, a Donald Trump enthusiast who tweeted that she’s “definitely not going to jail” aft she stormed the Capitol connected Jan. 6, was sentenced to 60 days successful situation connected Thursday.
U.S. District Judge Christopher Cooper said Ryan ― a Texas existent property cause who flew to D.C. connected a backstage level and promoted her concern arsenic she livestreamed successful the Capitol ― played a “lesser relation successful the transgression behaviour that took place” than galore others did. “But that does not mean that you don’t person immoderate culpability successful what happened that day,” Cooper said.
When she chose to permission her edifice room, she knew that she was going to thing that wasn’t a peaceful protest, Cooper said.
“I don’t deliberation you could person missed the information that this was nary peaceful protest,” Cooper said. “You were a cheerleader, you cheered it on.”
Ryan, who faced 4 charges, pleaded blameworthy to 1 misdemeanor count, admitting she “paraded, demonstrated, oregon picketed” wrong the Capitol erstwhile she knew that she didn’t person support to beryllium there.
“You’re not being singled retired for your governmental views oregon thing similar that,” Cooper said. “It’s however and wherever you decided to explicit them.”
In a missive to Judge Cooper, Ryan sought to downplay her actions that day.
“Some actions I took that time were good,” she wrote. “I came to DC to protestation the predetermination results. I wanted my dependable to beryllium heard. My lone limb was my dependable and my compartment phone.”
Ryan denied successful her missive that a tweet wherever she wrote that she had “blonde hairsbreadth achromatic tegument a large occupation a large aboriginal and I’m not going to jail” didn’t bespeak that she was supra the law.
“I wasn’t saying I was supra prison, I conscionable felt that it would beryllium improbable since I was pleading to entering the Capitol for 2 minutes and 8 seconds. Now I recognize that was a mendacious notion, but having a mendacious conception does not automatically mean I merit incarceration,” she wrote. “A tweet of maine taking up for myself against a bully who is harassing maine does not bespeak that I consciousness above-the-law.”
When Cooper brought up Ryan’s comments connected Twitter, Ryan told the justice that she “just shouldn’t tweet.” At the extremity of the hearing, Judge Cooper besides advised Ryan to deliberation astir what sources she relied upon for her quality successful the future.
The FBI has made much than 650 arrests successful transportation with the Capitol attack, astir one-fourth of the full fig of imaginable defendants who committed chargeable behaviour that day.