Jenna Ryan, a Frisco, Texas real estate agent who flew to Washington, D.C. on a private jet to attend the Stop the Steal rally on January 6, has received a 60-day jail sentence for her participation in the Capitol riot.
Ryan had live-streamed herself on Facebook from inside the United States Capitol on January 6, the day a mob of former President Donald Trump's supporters stormed the building on the false premise the 2020 election had been stolen.
You can hear about the extent of her involvement in the video below.
Underscoring Ryan's fall from grace?
In a March tweet—two months after the insurrection—she posted she was "definitely not going to jail" because she has "blonde hair," "white skin," "a great job" and "a great future."
Ryan's comments appear to acknowledge White privilege—inherent advantages possessed by a White person on the basis of their race in a society characterized by racial inequality and injustice.
The significance of her remarks has not gone unnoticed, especially now.
She is being mocked for writing a tweet that, in hindsight, has not aged well at all.
In a letter to U.S. District Judge Christopher Cooper, who handed down her sentence, Ryan attempted to downplay her actions despite pleading guilty to a misdemeanor count she "paraded, demonstrated, or picketed" inside the Capitol without permission.
"Some actions I took that day were good. I came to DC to protest the election results. I wanted my voice to be heard. My only weapon was my voice and my cell phone."
Ryan also denied her tweet indicated she believes she is above the law.
"I wasn't saying I was above prison, I just felt that it would be unlikely since I was pleading to entering the Capitol for 2 minutes and 8 seconds."
"Now I realize that was a false notion, but having a false notion does not automatically mean I deserve incarceration."
"A tweet of me taking up for myself against a bully who is harassing me does not indicate that I feel above-the-law."
In response to Judge Cooper bringing up her Twitter post, Ryan conceded she "just shouldn't tweet."
Ryan's attorney, Guy Womack, also tried to downplay his client's actions, calling her "a social butterfly" who merely "goes online and posts things."