A woman who flew to Washington D.C. on a private jet on January 6, and has since been charged in connection with the Capitol riot, has publicly asked President Donald Trump for a pardon.
Jenna Ryan is a realtor from North Texas who turned herself over to the authorities on Friday. She spoke to CBS11 at her home later in the day. Ryan allegedly took photos of herself during the riot and posted them to social media.
In the interview, Ryan made a public appeal for a presidential pardon, saying “I would like a pardon from the president of the United States.”
“I think we all deserve a pardon. 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.”
Ryan has been charged with “knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority” and “disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds,” according to the Dallas Morning News.
Earlier in the CBS11 interview, Ryan discussed being arrested by the FBI. “They’re very professional and it was a very strange feeling,” she said. “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.”