Richard Barnett, who put feet on Nancy Pelosi's desk, jailed for four years

Posted on AllSides May 24th, 2023
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A Capitol Hill rioter who put his feet on Democrat Nancy Pelosi's desk in her congressional office has been sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison.

Richard "Bigo" Barnett was among the crowd of Donald Trump supporters who stormed the building in a bid to overturn the 2020 election result.

He posed for cameras after breaking into Mrs Pelosi's office and boasted of swiping an envelope before leaving.

He was armed with a stun gun and could have harmed Mrs Pelosi, officials say.

His crimes include obstruction of an official proceeding,...

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