Richard Barnett, a Trump supporter who stormed the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6 and went viral after photos circulated showing him with his feet up on Nancy Pelosi’s desk, appeared before a federal judge this Thursday for a status hearing. It didn’t go well.
During the hearing, Barnett began “screaming” at attorneys and the judge, saying that “it’s not fair” that he’s been locked up “for a whole month,” according to NBC4 investigative reporter Scott MacFarlane.
The Arkansas MAGA fan became so belligerent that the judge was forced to call for a 5-minute recess.
Barnett has been charged with aiding and abetting, disorderly conduct in a capitol building, parading or demonstrating in a capitol building, and theft of government property. He has pleaded not guilty on all counts and is currently being held without bond and will remain in custody until his trial.
!! WHOA: US Capitol defendant Richard Barnett — man accused of putting feet on Pelosi desk – is *screaming* at attorneys and judge during his court hearing right now.
Upset he's been locked up "for a whole month"… "it's not fair"
Judge just recessed hearing for "5 mins" pic.twitter.com/ayaO4d6lb0
— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) March 4, 2021