On Jan. 6, 2021, because the Capitol constructing in Washington, D.C., was beneath siege from a solid of Qanon characters and predominantly misguided white-wing extremists, photos emerged exhibiting a gentleman lounging about Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s workplace. He posed for images whereas sitting within the speaker’s chair, toes up on the desk, and ended the journey by stealing a bit of Pelosi’s mail. Richard Barnett of Gravette, Arknasas, even took a pleasant portrait picture, naked chest uncovered (for some cause), in entrance of the Capitol constructing, holding up the piece of mail he had stolen from Speaker Pelosi’s workplace. Barnett reportedly even left a word for Pelosi that learn “Nancy, Bigo was here, you B****.” “Bigo” is his nickname.
Barnett was rapidly recognized and arrested. His preliminary protection was that he wandered into Pelosi’s workplace as a result of he had been on the lookout for a toilet. Not in contrast to many different well-documented insurgents, Barnett’s No. 1 argument is that he didn’t bodily knock down the doorways of the Capitol—he simply walked proper on in. The 60-year-old Barnett was hit with three charges: Knowingly Coming into or Remaining in any Restricted Constructing or Grounds With out Lawful Authority; Violent Entry and Disorderly Conduct on Capitol Grounds; and Theft of Public Cash; Property, or Information. Initially, an Arkansas judge approved Barnett’s release into the custody of his girlfriend—an individual who had admitted to aiding and abetting Barnett on his return from D.C. This was rapidly reversed by Chief U.S. District Decide Beryl A. Howell, who chastised Barnett in courtroom and ordered him jailed till one other listening to.
A few weeks later, a grand jury indicted Barnett on 5 further expenses, together with Obstruction of an official continuing; Aiding and abetting; Coming into and remaining in a sure room within the Capitol constructing; Disorderly/Disruptive conduct in a restricted constructing or grounds with a lethal or harmful weapon; and Parading, demonstrating, or picketing in a Capitol constructing. So how are issues going now for Mr. Barnett—I imply, “Bigo?”