Jenna Ryan, a North Texas realtor who took a private jet to Washington DC last Wednesday to join a mob of pro-Trump supporters that stormed the US Capitol, believes she deserves a pardon because she was just “displaying my patriotism” and was not involved in anything violent.
Ryan, who has been charged with knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds told CBS 11, “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.”
“I listen to my president who told me to go to the Capitol,”she added. “I was displaying my patriotism while I was there and I was just protesting and I wasn’t trying to do anything violent and I didn’t realize there was actually violence.”
Ryan took a photo in front of a broken window at the Capitol and posted it on social media with the caption, “window at the capital (sic). And if the news doesn’t stop lying about us we’re going to come after their studios next.”
She does not feel any “shame or guilt in her heart” because she was doing exactly what Donald Trump wanted. But, she says she feels “wronged” because she lost her business and her reputation because of her actions on January 6.
“I do feel a little wronged in this situation because I’m a real estate agent and this has taken my company. This has taken my business,” Ryan said. “I am being slandered all over the internet, all over the world and all over the news and I’m just like a normal person.”