A Texas realtor, Jenna Ryan, told KTVT that she was listening “to my president who told me to go to the Capitol” in Washington D.C. on Jan. 6, the day of the riot that resulted in five deaths, countless injured and extensive vandalism.
Ryan claimed she was doing her “patriotic duty” when she illegally entered the Capitol with tons of other rioters who illegally disrupted the lawful congressional certification of President-elect Joe Biden.
Ryan insisted she didn’t feel a “sense of shame” when she was arrested by the FBI for her criminal actions, and claimed her faith in God helped her through her arrest:
It was a very strange experience to be arrested by the FBI. They’re very professional and it was a very strange feeling. I have a lot of faith in God and I was just praising him and praying and I was just knowing God would take care of me in this situation.
Ryan then said she (and everyone else who violated federal laws) deserved a presidential pardon (which would legally require her to admit guilt and take responsibility for her actions, something she is refusing to do):
I think we all deserve a pardon. I’m facing a prison sentence. I think I do not deserve that and from what I understand, every person is going to be arrested that was there, so I think everyone deserves a pardon, so I would ask the President of the United States to give me a pardon.
Ironically, Ryan called for rioters to be prosecuted in May 2020.
Jenna Ryan, who is now asking Trump to pardon her, for her participation in rioting at The Capitol, had this to say last May: pic.twitter.com/fIWiuujh6t— Suzan Scott (@NewsJunkieBlu) January 16, 2021