The rioter who was slapped with federal charges after sitting at a desk in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office during the siege of the US Capitol claimed on video that he was “pushed” inside her quarters.
“They started it! I came to peacefully protest! They maced me,” Richard Barnett tells YouTuber Brandon Buckingham.
“I didn’t break in – I got pushed in,” Barnett adds as he holds an envelope with Pelosi’s letterhead. “I paid a quarter for this. I’m not a thief! It had my blood on it.”
Barnett, who goes by the nickname Bigo, also says he left the speaker a note.
“It’s on her desk right now and, Nancy, when you get back to work you can read it,” he continues. “I’m gonna tell you what it says … it says, ‘Nancy, Bigo was here, you b—!’”
The 60-year-old has been charged with federal counts including violent entry, theft of public property, disorderly conduct and entering and