On January 6, real estate broker Jennifer Leigh Ryan posted a video saying her group came to DC storm the capitol.
The 51-year-old flew to the Capitol with a group of people from Denton, Texas, in a private plane. She documented her involvement heavily on social media. She tweeted,
“We just stormed the Capital. It was one of the best days of my life.”
She also posted several Facebook live videos, where she can be seen entering the Capitol through the Rotunda before walking throughout the building, according to charging documents.
“Life or death, it doesn’t matter. Here we go.”
On Thursday Ryan was sentenced to 60 days in prison for her role in attack on the Capitol.
Ryan said in a January interview with CBS Dallas-Fort Worth that she went to Washington to do what former President Trump asked of his supporters.
“I feel like I was basically following my president.
I was following what we were called to do. He asked us to fly there. He asked us to be there.”
She also famously said that there would be no repercussions for her actions.
“Definitely not going to jail.
Sorry I have blonde hair white skin a great job a great future and I’m not going to jail. Sorry to rain on your hater parade. I did nothing wrong.”
But Ryan sang a different tune during sentencing, saying
“this is not anything that remotely resembles who I am.”
Judge Christopher Cooper said,
“Your case has generated a fair amount of public interest.
And as a result, people will be interested to know what sentence you get. That sentence will tell them something about how the courts and how our country responded. And I think that the sentence should tell them that we take it seriously
… and that it should never happen again.”
In January, PayPayl closed her account after she tried to accept donations to pay her legal fees and “business losses” while the FBI investigated. Ryan will be required to pay $1,500 in fines to the Architect of the Capitol.
(via CBS News)