Richard Barnett says he got here from Arkansas to listen to President Trump communicate, and left the Speaker of the Home a be aware earlier than being eliminated by Capitol Police.
WASHINGTON — After a day of chaos in D.C., a photograph of a person casually sitting in Speaker of the Home Nancy Pelosi’s workplace together with his boots propped up on her desk has gone viral.
WUSA9’s sister station in Arkansas interviewed the person seen within the picture, and recognized him as Richard Barnett of Gravette, Arkansas.
Shortly after President Trump addressed his supporters vowing “by no means to concede” the election in a speech on the Ellipse, rioters stormed the Capitol breaking all police barricades and breaching the constructing, together with Senate chambers.
Barnett mentioned he traveled to Washington to listen to the president communicate, and was pushed contained in the Capitol when rioters broke by the doorways. He mentioned he discovered Pelosi’s workplace someday later, carried a flag inside and left her a be aware, earlier than being eliminated by Capitol Police.
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“I threw my ft up on the desk at that time,” Barnett advised 5NEWS. “I noticed some a**holes had lower me additionally and I bled on her envelope. So I picked up the envelope and put it in my pocket, and I put 1 / 4 on the desk trigger I am not a thief.”
Barnett faces potential federal costs for storming the U.S. Capitol constructing. Police ordered the Capitol to be locked down for a number of hours following the breach, and the certification of Electoral Faculty votes was delayed through the riots. A number of federal buildings surrounding the Capitol have been evacuated, together with the Library of Congress James Madison Memorial Constructing and the Cannon Home Workplace Constructing.
In response to DC Police, one individual is lifeless, three have been arrested and eight others have been injured amid the riots surrounding the Capitol. These numbers are anticipated to rise.
Congress reconvened shortly after eight p.m. to proceed the certification course of.
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