Insurrectionist On Being Jailed: ‘I’ve Been Here A Long Time. It’s Not Fair’

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One of the insurrectionists facing charges after storming the Capitol on Jan. 6 complained during a court appearance on Thursday that “it’s not fair” he has been in jail for so long and has to stay there for another month.

KNWA FOX24 reports:

Richard Barnett, 60, the man photographed sitting at a desk in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office, called in from jail for Thursday’s, March 4, hearing.

[U.S. District Court Judge Christopher R. Cooper] suggested a continuance until May 4, but that did not go over well with Barnett.

“I’ve been here a long time … another month … It’s not fair,” Barnett could be heard telling the court about the suggested May date. “You’re letting everyone else out, I need help,” he yelled.

At this point, the status conference was paused so Barnett could talk with his attorneys about the new court date.

A few minutes later, Judge Cooper went back on record and confirmed May 4 for the next status conference, according to the report.

Barrett pleaded not guilty in February to all charges against him, which include aiding and abetting, disorderly conduct in a Capitol building, parading or demonstrating in a Capitol building, and theft of government property.

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