On Thursday, a notorious Dallas-area realtor was sentenced to prison for flying to Washington, D.C. on a private plane for the “Stop the Steal” event on January 6th.
Jenna Ryan was sentenced to 60 days in jail by U.S. District Judge Christopher Cooper, according to the Huffington Post.
Ryan, a Trump supporter who tweeted after storming the Capitol on Jan. 6 that she was “definitely not going to jail,” was sentenced to 60 days in prison on Thursday.
Ryan went to D.C. on a private plane and marketed her business while live streaming in the Capitol, played a “lesser involvement in the illegal behavior that occurred,” according to U.S. District Judge Christopher Cooper. “But that doesn’t mean you’re not responsible for what happened that day,” Cooper remarked.
🚨DEFIANT 🚨 #CapitolRiot defendant Jenna Ryan arrives at US District Court denying she tweeted she would not be sentenced to jail today because she has blond hair and is white. Ryan has said she did not do anything wrong on January 6 despite pleading guilty to a misdemeanor. pic.twitter.com/D6unQSKKb3
— Eric Flack (@EricFlackTV) November 4, 2021
Cooper said she realized she was going to something that wasn’t a peaceful protest when she left her hotel room.
“I don’t think you could have missed the fact that this was no peaceful protest,” Cooper said. “You were a cheerleader, you cheered it on.”
When Jenna Ryan gets only 60 days for breaching the Capital to overturn the will of the people – but Tanya McDowell gets 5 years for using her son’s babysitter’s address to get him into a better school – it’s not fair. pic.twitter.com/YOKtXFMxW7
— anyone_want_chips (@anyonewantchips) November 4, 2021
Ryan, who was facing four charges, pled guilty to one misdemeanor count, acknowledging that she “paraded, demonstrated, or picketed” inside the Capitol without authority.
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“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.”
Ryan attempted to downplay her behavior that day in a letter to Judge Cooper.
BREAKING: Jenna Ryan, a Jan. 6 rioter who tweeted that she’s “definitely not going to jail” because she "has blonde hair and white skin" has been sentenced to 60 days in prison. The Texas woman flew to DC on a private jet and livestreamed the attack. RT IF IT SERVES HER RIGHT!
— Occupy Democrats (@OccupyDemocrats) November 4, 2021
“Some actions I took that day were good,” she wrote. “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.”
In a letter, Ryan wrote that a tweet where she wrote that she had “blonde hair white skin a great job a great future and I’m not going to jail” didn’t indicate that she was above the law.
BREAKING: Jan. 6 defendant Jenna Ryan — who tweeted that she’s “definitely not going to jail” — has been sentenced to prison. https://t.co/qjhDSjUcFq
— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) November 4, 2021
“I wasn’t saying I was above prison, I just felt that it would be unlikely since I was pleading to entering the Capitol for 2 minutes and 8 seconds. Now I realize that was a false notion, but having a false notion does not automatically mean I deserve incarceration,” she wrote. “A tweet of me taking up for myself against a bully who is harassing me does not indicate that I feel above-the-law.”
in her memo & apology letter to the judge begging for mercy, Jenna Ryan *lies the court* multiple (7?) times by saying she did not witness any violence
USG submits a photo of Ryan watching & recording on her phone
— benny bryant (@bennybryant17) November 3, 2021
Ryan informed the judge that she “simply shouldn’t tweet” when Cooper brought up Ryan’s statements on Twitter. Judge Cooper also encouraged Ryan to think about what sources she depended on for news in the future at the conclusion of the session.
In connection with the Capitol attack, the FBI has made over 650 arrests or one-fourth of the entire number of possible defendants who committed criminal conduct that day.