The judge says he didn’t have a leg to stand on.
A Capitol rioter who was captured in a notorious photo putting his foot up on Nancy Pelosi’s desk was sentenced Wednesday to 4.5 years in prison — despite his claim that he meant no harm.
Richard “Bigo” Barnett — a retired firefighter from rural Arkansas, who became a symbol of Jan. 6 chaos — insisted in court Wednesday that his actions on Jan. 6, 2021, weren’t meant to be “threatening,” according to CBS News.
But US District Court Judge Christopher Cooper disagreed, handing down 54 months behind bars.
Barnett, 63, stormed the Capitol building with a stun gun and a ten-pound steel pole, made his way to Pelosi’s office and scrawled “Hey Nancy, Bigo was here, you b—ch” on an envelope, according to prosecutors. (Read more from “Capitol Rioter Who Put Foot on Nancy Pelosi’s Desk Sentenced to 4.5 Years in Prison” HERE)
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