A MAGA supporter who ransacked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Capitol Hill office has been arrested.
A viral photo showed MAGA supporter Richard Barnett with his feet propped up on Pelosi’s desk in her office inside the Capitol building during rioting in Washington, DC on Wednesday.
According to The Washington Free Beacon, Barnett, 60, was arrested at his home in Little Rock, Arkansas, on Friday.
He was charged with entering and remaining on restricted grounds, violent entry and theft of public property.
Barnett was among a group of protesters who entered the Capitol building and ransacked Pelosi’s office, breaking picture frames, and scrawling messages on her desk.
Barnett is one of 26 protesters wanted for rioting in the U.S. Capitol that left 5 people dead, including Ashli Babbitt, a 14-year U.S. Air Force veteran who was shot in the neck by a DC police officer. The officer, who has not been identified, has been placed on leave.
Just days before the DC protests, someone spray-painted messages on the garage door of Pelosi’s San Francisco home.
Vandals also left a severed pig’s head on her driveway in the early morning hours of New Year’s Day.
BREAKING EXCLUSIVE: @SpeakerPelosi’s house VANDALIZED with red paint, PIGS HEAD & spray-painted message “$2K (crossed out)… CANCEL RENT… WE WANT EVERYTHING”. City called to clean up at 3am & police attempting to stop photos of scene. Media SILENT. pic.twitter.com/LD1jfZIvco
— 🇺🇸Maggie VandenBerghe🇺🇸 (@FogCityMidge) January 1, 2021
Police responded to a 911 call of a disturbance at the property at 2 a.m. in the city’s wealthy Pacific Heights neighborhood. The graffiti read: “CANCEL RENT! WE WANT EVERYTHING.”
Protesters also hit the Kentucky home of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and spray-painted his garage door with the words: “WERES MY MONEY [sic],” and “MITCH KILLS THE POOR.”
The vandalism occurred hours after McConnell refused to pass a bill for $2,000 Covid-19 stimulus checks.
Also on Friday, MAGA supporters mobbed South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham as he arrived at Ronald Reagan Airport in Washington, DC.
Lindsey Graham is mobbed by Trump supporters at Ronald Reagan Airport in DC pic.twitter.com/Wq6gQPQh3u
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) January 8, 2021