Richard Barnett, the man who put his feet up on the desk of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during the January 6th Capitol Riot, has lost his job as a window salesman and is now asking for his release conditions to be changed for his new job as he's apparently struggling to make ends meet because of it.
Barnett was famously photographed disrespectfully putting his feet onto Pelosi's desk - a move that consequently got him arrested.
Now facing criminal charges, Barnett claims he has lost his job as a window salesman and is struggling to earn a living at his new job.
Since losing his job as window salesman following his participation, Barnett has been earning a living flipping classic cars, TMZ reports.
However, due to Barnett's current fifty-mile restriction imposed by courts and his rural location, he's been struggling to make ends meet.
So, attorneys for Barnett have requested to a judge that they allow Barnett to travel more than fifty miles from his home for work.
Back in court tomorrow at 10am for update on his case ..... Richard Barnett of Alabama— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) June 15, 2021
Barnett is asking for permission to travel for his new job........ selling classic cars.
He wants to travel & overnight 215 miles from home on Friday for a car show pic.twitter.com/wEmVX7RGup
Attorneys claims that he often has to go upwards of 200 miles to find, negotiate and sell the classic cars but with his current fifty-mile restriction, it simply isn't possible.
So, while his case is pending, they request Barnett has a longer restriction as part of the conditions of his release in order for him to earn a living and be able to provide for his family.
The man pictured in Nancy Pelosi’s office took a piece of her mail, made it out safely, then posed for a pic pic.twitter.com/UckbTRHZsW— Kayla Brantley (@_KaylaBrantley) January 6, 2021
A decision is yet to be made on the request.
The Capitol Hill riot took place on January 6th...
And the world was shocked as thousand of Trump supporters stormed the prestigious building in protest of the 2020 election and unleashed havoc in the weeks running up to President Biden's inauguration.
The effects of that day left 5 people, including 1 police officer, dead and hundreds of others seriously injured.