Tuesday, richard “bigo” barnett was found guilty of all 8 charges related to the capitol hill riot. barnett was among the crowd of trump supporters who stormed the building in an attempt to overturn the 2020 presidential election result on january 6th 2021. barnett posed for cameras after breaking into nancy pelosi’s office, boasted of swiping an envelope before leaving, and was armed with a stun gun.
Capitol hill riot occurred in washington dc on january 6th 2021. barnett and other trump supporters stormed the capitol building in an attempt to overturn the 2020 presidential election result. prosecutors argued that barnett came to washington dc prepared for violence, and mrs pelosi was forced to flee the chamber floor with other lawmakers as protesters stormed the building.
Wrote a note on mrs pelosi’s desk using a sexist slur and used a bullhorn to brag to the crowd that “i took nancy pelosi’s office”. barnett testified in his own defence during the trial, arguing he was “caught up in the moment” and “going with the flow”. barnett said he did not get a fair trial because the jury was not made up of his “peers”. barnett and other trump supporters attempted to overturn the 2020 presidential election result, and barnett is now facing decades in federal prison. the judge allowed him to remain free until his sentencing hearing on 3 may.