Richard Barnett, man seen lounging in Nancy Pelosi’s office, swiped letter for Missouri rep

Richard Barnett, man seen lounging in Nancy Pelosi’s office, swiped letter for Missouri rep


A man seen in a viral photo lounging at a desk inside House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s suite of offices amid Wednesday’s chaos at the Capitol allegedly swiped a letter meant for a Missouri congressman.

The man, identified in reports as 60-year-old Richard Barnett, flashed the letter, addressed to Republican Rep. Billy Long, to reporters outside the Capitol building.

In an expletive-laced interview with New York Times reporter Matthew Rosenberg, Barnett, from Arkansas, argued he did not steal the envelope since he left some change on the desk.

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“I didn’t steal it. I bled on it because they were macing me and I couldn’t f—ing see,” Barnett said, according to video posted to Twitter by Rosenberg.

“So I figure ‘well, I’m in her office, I got blood in her office, I’ll put a quarter on her desk even though she ain’t f—ing worth it,” he added.

In November, Barnett was interviewed at a pro-Trump rally by KNWA where he backed

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