CAPITOL rioter Jenna Ryan, who live-streamed the insurrection, said she was "listening" to Donald Trump when she went to the Capitol and is asking for a pardon.
The plea from Ryan – who flew to Washington DC on a private jet – came after she was arrested by the FBI on Friday.
Ryan was arrested and investigators said there is probable cause for multiple charges against her, according to a Fox News reporter.
She told KTVT that she's a "normal person" and was just doing what Trump told her to do when she went to the Capitol.
Ryan wants people to know "I listen to my president who told me to go to the Capitol."
She said she "was displaying my patriotism" and insisted she was "just protesting."
Ryan said "I wasn’t trying to do anything violent and I didn’t realize there was actually violence."
She said that Trump should pardon her and all others involved in the events.
"I think we all deserve a pardon. I’m facing a prison sentence," Ryan said.
She said as it appears all those that were at the insurrection will be arrested and face charges, "I would ask the President of the United States to give me a pardon.”
Ryan also expressed an apology to those affected, and asked people not to make her "a villain" just because she "was a Trump supporter at the Capitol.”
Ryan, a radio host and realtor based in Frisco, Texas, previously bragged about her journey and involvement in the riot on social media.
“We just stormed the capital. It was one of the best days of my life,” the supporter of President Donald Trump tweeted.
Ryan's actions and social media posts led the FBI to issue an arrest warrant for her.
Ryan had livestreamed her walk to Capitol Hill on the morning of Jan. 6 and commented: “All these working class people taking the week off … We flew here for freedom. They want to steal the election, they want to steal everything.”
“We the people are pissed off," she continued.
"We flew by a private jet, God wanted us here today. Trump is my president.”
Ryan also said that "this is a prelude going to war."
At the Capitol, Ryan posed in front of a broken window for a photo and smiled.
Ryan wrote for the caption: “Window at The capital. And if the news doesn’t stop lying about us we’re going to come after their studios next."
She flew to Washington, DC,from US Trinity Aviation in Denton, Texas, and posted that she was going by private jet.
Ryan shared a photo of herself on the tarmac and captioned it: “Hopping on a plane heading to DC #MarchToSaveAmerica #stopthesteal."
She also tweeted a picture of herself on the jet along with others in her group.
“We’re gonna go down and storm the Capitol. They’re down there right now and that’s why we came,” she said in a video clip.
She stayed in Washington, DC, for two days and told Spectrum News on the day of the insurrection that she was entering the Capitol due to an "election rig."
“It’s not necessarily about taking over the Capitol, it’s about, ‘We the people own this building,’” she said.
She also posted a selfie of herself wearing a Trump 2020 hat with the Capitol building in the background.
Five people died when Trump supporters broke into the Capitol to try to stop Congress from certifying President-elect Joe Biden's victory.
Law enforcement officials have arrested about 100 insurrectionists and are looking for 100 more suspects.
Ryan was arrested for "knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building without lawful authority and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds."
Besides working in real estate and hosting a radio show, she calls herself a life coach.
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