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Capitol Rioter Pictured Lounging In Pelosi's Office Screams 'It's Not Fair' At Judge Over Pre-Trial Jailing

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The Arkansas man who infamously posed seated at the desk of the Speaker of the House during the January 6 Capitol insurrection had an outburst in court leading the judge to call a recess.

Richard Barnett, 60, a self-described White nationalist, screamed at the attorneys and the judge during his status hearing, claiming it wasn't fair he was still in jail.

The outburst was reported by Scott MacFarlane for NBC4 Washington.

Barnett is most infamously known for being photographed while sitting at the desk of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, after storming the Capitol for Donald Trump. He's charged with disorderly conduct in the Capitol building, aiding and abetting and theft, to all of which he plead not guilty.

During the hearing, Barnett claimed it wasn't fair he's being held in jail while awaiting his trial, when other rioters have been allowed to await their trials at home.

He yelled:

"They're dragging this out. They're letting everyone else out."

He maybe should have considered that before storming Congress to stop the electoral college vote confirmation.





Barnett was the first of a few hundred rioters arrested for the Capitol insurrection. As the courts try to get through the trials, some of the accused were released on bail pending their trials.

When Judge Christian Cooper suggested a continuance until May 4, Barnett became frustrated. His outburst began over having to wait in jail another month, while others accused of insurrection were allowed to go home.

The judge called for a recess due to Barnett's yelling, allowing the defendant to speak with his attorneys about the new court date. Upon return, the judge confirmed the new date as May.

While Barnett is upset about his treatment, many online were quick to point out his treated could have been a lot worse.






Barnett's attorneys can try to apply for bail on his behalf, but that would just lead to another hearing to be scheduled at some point in the future.

He's not alone though, as more than 300 people have been arrested and charged with crimes related to the capitol insurrection on January 6. While there are those released on bail, others are bring held just like Barnett.