January 6th defendant, Jenna Ryan, has been sentenced to prison…
Despite saying that she is “definitely not going to jail.”
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Now, the events from January 6th still haunt us to this day.
As a joint session of Congress convened to formally count the Electoral College votes and certify Joe Biden’s election win, lawmakers were forced to shelter in place and evacuate as pro-Trump rioters broke into the U.S Capitol Building.
Scenes were truly shocking.
Breaking windows, doors, and furniture along with chants of “stop the steal!”
The rioters quickly went viral.
And photos showing them looting objects, such as the lectern of U.S. Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, quickly started circulating online.
Things went from bad to worse.
And the world watched on, transfixed, as more and more rioters continued to spill into the Capitol and clash with police.
Even Trump got involved.
The former president was repeatedly urged to appear on national television to order his supporters to stand down.
He instead issued a series of half-hearted tweets…
Where he reminded the rioters that the police and law enforcement was “on our side,” and to “remain peaceful.”
Trump’s behavior resulted in him being banned from all social media platforms…
And, as control was regained in the Capitol and the cleanup began, an impeachment investigation was launched into the former president for the role he played in the riots.
Of course, the aftermath of the event has been nothing short of unbelievable…
And, as the months have trickled by, more and more rioters have been named, shamed, and reprimanded for their actions.
And one of those is Texas real estate agent, Jenna Ryan.
Despite her confidence that she wouldn’t go to jail, Ryan has been sentenced to jail after flying on a private plane and livestreaming in the Capitol…
Ryan has been sentenced to sixty days in prison after facing 4 charges, the Huffington Post reports.
She is said to have pleaded guilty to 1 misdemeanor count as she admitted that she “paraded, demonstrated, or picketed” inside the Capitol.
In an attempt to downplay her actions, Ryan wrote a letter to U.S. District Judge, Christopher Cooper, who sentenced her.
The outlet also reports that in her letter she wrote “some actions I took that day were good.”
“I came to DC to protest the election results. I wanted my voice to be heard. My only weapon was my voice and my cell phone.”
She also said that she didn’t believe she was above the law after writing a tweet that said “blonde hair white skin a great job a great future and I’m not going to jail.”
She wrote in the letter that she “wasn’t saying I was above prison,” she just thought she it would be unlikely.
“Now I realize that was a false notion, but having a false notion does not automatically mean I deserve incarceration,” she wrote in the letter. “A tweet of me taking up for myself against a bully who is harassing me does not indicate that I feel above-the-law.”
Despite her attempts to downplay her involvement, Judge Cooper sentenced Ryan while saying that she might have played a “lesser role in the criminal conduct that took place…”
“But that does not mean that you don’t have any culpability in what happened that day.”
Calling Ryan a cheerleader of the happenings, he added that when she chose to leave her hotel room, she knew the protest wasn’t going to be peaceful.
“You’re not being singled out for your political views or anything like that,” Cooper said. “It’s how and where you decided to express them.”
What do you think of her sentence?