(TheLibertyRevolution.com)- Remember the man who was photographed sitting in far-left House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office, with his feet up on her desk, during the January 6 riots?
He’s rejected a plea deal.
61-year-old Richard Barnett, a resident of Gravette, Arkansas, turned down a plea deal offer from prosecutors over his involvement in the riots.
On Tuesday during a virtual pre-trial hearing, prosecutor Mary Dohrmann said that the government offered a plea agreement to Barnett in which he would plead guilty to one charge and have the other charges dismissed. But Joseph McBride, Barnett’s attorney, said that the defense was unable to accept the offer “in good conscience” and cited the advanced age of his defendant.
McBride also said that the sentencing guideline of between 70 and 87 months in prison for the charge the government wants him to plead guilty to would be inappropriate given Barnett’s advanced age.
“He wasn’t violent that day by any stretch of the imagination,” McBride noted.
Barnett has pleaded not guilty to all charges, which include Obstruction of an Official Proceeding, Aiding and Abetting, Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon, Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon, Entering and Remaining in Certain Rooms in the Capitol Building, Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building, Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building, and Theft of Government Property.
What do you think – was he right? Can he really be found not guilty on these charges, or should he have taken the deal?