The Capitol rioter who was pictured smirking with his boot on top of Nancy Pelosi’s desk during the Jan. 6 siege, screamed about it being “not fair” that he’s being held in jail at a court hearing on Thursday.
Richard Barnett, a 60-year-old accused rioter from Arkansas, yelled about being locked after Judge Christopher Cooper set his next court date for May during the hearing in federal court in Washington, DC, a local Fox affiliate reported.
“I’ve been here a long time … another month … It’s not fair,” he yelled, according to the report.
“You’re letting everyone else out … I need help,” he added.
Barnett, who bragged to the press about breaking into House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office during the siege — and swiping a piece of her mail — was ordered to remain behind bars pending trial by Chief Judge Beryl Howell in late January.
Howell teed off on Barnett in that hearing, calling him “brazen, entitled and dangerous” — and questioning his intelligence.
“I don’t know how smart Mr. Barnett is, but he’s certainly a bragger. Bragging to law enforcement about what he’s done to cover his tracks … is not a smart thing to do,” she said.
Barnett faces up to more than a decade behind bars for his role in the riot.