The consequences of the Capitol Hill riots are beginning to catch up with those involved.
After one woman was arrested for her involvement that day, she has asked Donald Trump for a pardon. Keep scrolling to watch the full interview...
For many involved in the Capitol Hill riots, they are now having to face the consequences of their actions.
Donald Trump included.
But despite facing the repercussions of their actions, not all are willing to accept them.
As one woman, who was arrested for her involvement, now has a pretty big ask...
...To be pardoned.
Keep scrolling to find out why she believes she should be...
Now, where do we even start when it comes to the Capitol Hill riots?
It all started on January 6th when President Donald Trump held a "Save America" rally in Washington D.C, just a few miles away from the White House.
Thousands of his eager supporters were there listening to and latching on to every word that came out of Trump's mouth.
Trump's refusal to concede to the winner of the 2020 election, Joe Biden, seems to have fuelled the anger among his supporters...
I interviewed a Trump supporter at a 'Stop the Steal' protest LIVE on the BBC after Joe Biden won. It was...hectic pic.twitter.com/dOmQKlOQJJ— Larry Madowo (@LarryMadowo) November 8, 2020
And right now, the overwhelming presence of far-right extremists is more apparent than ever.
The president repeatedly told his crowd that he was "the real winner" and how they need to "take the election back"...
Before finally telling them to "go down to the Capitol building" and "fight like hell for our country."
He even said he'd be there alongside them which, of course, he didn't mean literally.
This resulted in thousands of his supporters, all armed with MAGA merchandise and Trump flags, storming down to the U.S Capitol building and breaking in...
Where hell was well and truly unleashed.
A joint session of Congress was underway to certify Joe Biden's election win when the rioters made their way into the building.
“Glass is all over the place.” Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi shows Lesley Stahl the destruction in her office after a mob of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol, some of them in search of Speaker Pelosi. https://t.co/lZbCRGlV5P pic.twitter.com/GbDo2pEEQI— 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) January 11, 2021
Thankfully, all members of the House and staff were safely evacuated... but this didn't mean things were over.
People began smashing down windows and doors, looting valuable items, and even breaking into Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's office and taking some of her personal posessions.
And to make things even more terrifying...
Text messages were later discovered from one of the rioters describing his plans to "shoot and run over" Nancy Pelosi.
Thankfully, these terrible plans didn't go ahead - but it just goes to show the alarming ideologies and ambitions held by many of the people present on that day.
5 people tragically died as a result of the riots...
And more than sixty police officers and security guards were greatly injured from trying to stop the violent rioters and get them out of the building.
The scenes were truly apocalyptic...
And President Trump was called on again and again to issue a televised statement telling his supporters to put an end to the violence.
In the end, he issued a series of small tweets where he reminded the rioters that the police and law enforcement was "on our side," and to "remain peaceful."
He eventually tweeted a video telling his supporters to "go home"...
🇺🇸 Donald #Trump eventually gave a statement via a recorded video, repeating his false claim that the election was stolen but asking supporters to "stay peaceful".— FRANCE 24 English (@France24_en) January 7, 2021
Several hours later he called for the crowd to "go home" before adding: "We love you. You’re very special," ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/u7qgrnJYKh
All while reminding them that they're "very special" and that he "loves them."
Of course, this wasn't taken well by the very shaken-up members of Congress and it really didn't help that Trump was refusing to take responsibility for the riots.
The president's reluctance to take responsibility then lead to him being suspended indefinitely from all major social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram...
After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence.https://t.co/CBpE1I6j8Y— Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) January 8, 2021
Of course, we all know how much Trump loved to run his mouth on Twitter, so this was a huge deal.
Things just seemed to be getting worse and worse for Trump...
And alongside hundreds of his supporters being arrested and charged for their involvement in the riots, Congress were having some serious talks about what to do about his lack of concern over the violence caused by his army of followers.
It didn't take long for Pelosi to prepare a vote to impeach Trump for the second time in his first presidential term...
And even though Vice-President Mike Pence refused to invoke the 25th amendment, which is what would have removed Trump from office immediately, it was voted shortly afterward to go forward with the impeachment.
On the afternoon of January 13th, President Trump was officially impeached, making him the only president in U.S history to be impeached more than once.
The final vote was 232-197, as per The Guardian, though the matter is yet to go before the Senate which will decide whether he should be convicted and removed from office.
Trump broke his silence just hours after the House of Representatives charged him with inciting an insurrection against the government by releasing a speech - all while reversing his tone about the crisis.
In the prerecorded remarks, posted late on Wednesday afternoon, he "unequivocally condemn[ed]" last week's deadly riot at the Capitol and went on to call for cooler heads and cooler words and a sense of national unity to prevail.
"Violence and vandalism have absolutely no place in our country and no place in our movement. 'Making America great again' has always been about defending the rule of law, supporting the men and women of law enforcement, and upholding our nation's most sacred traditions and values. Mob violence goes against everything I believe in and everything our movement stands for."
It seems that the actions of that day are only realized once faced with the consequences.
But even then, not all of those involved are willing to accept it.
As one woman has asked Trump for a pardon.
After she says she was overcharged.
Texas realtor, Jenna Ryan, took part in the Capitol Hill riots and was arrested by the FBI last week as a result.
#BREAKING @FBI agents enter the Carrollton home of Jenna Ryan, executing a search warrant related to the Frisco realtor’s 2 Federal charges she faces, related to her participation in the #CapitolRiot #JennaRyan pic.twitter.com/2Cnu1xbz7G— Doug Dunbar (@cbs11doug) January 15, 2021
Ryan was pictured posing for photos and video at the U.S. Capitol.
CBS11 reports that in 1 picture posted online she posed in front of a broken window with a caption that read, "Window at the capital (sic). And if the news doesn't stop lying about us we're going to come after their studios next."
Listen to the words of Jenna Ryan. "They're taking everything" is her justification for #insurrection at the #CapitolRiots. This came from the words of Trump, right-wing propaganda, and Republicans like Ted Cruz. pic.twitter.com/CwgmXtGobg— David Weissman (@davidmweissman) January 9, 2021
She was charged with knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.
Ryan, who took a private plane to Washington D.C. on the day of the riot, spoke to CBS11 where she explained, "It was a very strange experience to be arrested by the FBI. They're very professional and it was a very strange feeling. I have a lot of faith in God and I was just praising him and praying and I was just knowing God would take care of me in this situation."
ARRESTED: Jenna Ryan of Texas. Charged with intentionally breaching and staying in Capitol. She took private jet to DC... pic.twitter.com/35E8480Ssz— Joyce Karam (@Joyce_Karam) January 15, 2021
She continued, "I just want people to know I'm a normal person."
"That I listen to my president who told me to go to the Capitol. That I was displaying my patriotism while I was there and I was just protesting and I wasn't trying to do anything violent and I didn't realize there was actually violence."
Realtor and radio host Jenna Ryan took a private jet with three others to Washington D.C. to protest the certification of President-elect Joe Biden's victory over President Donald Trump. pic.twitter.com/I7jQnkqstp— Derwell Fallu (@djfallu) January 14, 2021
"I'd just like to apologize for all of the families that are affected by any of the negative environment and I'd just like to say I really love people and I am not a villain that a lot of people would make me out to be, or people think I am, because I was a Trump supporter at the Capitol."
Then most surprising of all, she added, "I think we all deserve a pardon."
......Jennifer 'Jenna' Ryan, 50, of Frisco, turned herself into authorities on Friday for her role in the January 6 Capitol siege that left five people dead. She was charged with knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds without lawful authority...2 pic.twitter.com/rpH59WahV2— First Class Smarty Pants (@ElizabethHCons1) January 17, 2021
"I'm facing a prison sentence. I think I do not deserve that and from what I understand, every person is going to be arrested that was there, so I think everyone deserves a pardon, so I would ask the President of the United States to give me a pardon."
You can see the interview here:
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