Jennifer ‘Jenna’ Ryan, 50, of Frisco, turned herself into authorities on Friday for her role in the January 6 Capitol seige that left five people dead.
She was charged with knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.
The FBI searched her Carrollton home Friday and hours after her arrest she was released.
‘I would like a pardon from the President of the United States. I think that we all deserve a pardon. I’m facing a prison sentence. I think that I do not deserve that,’ Ryan said to CBS11 after returning home.
‘From what I understand everyone is going to be arrested that was there, so I think everyone deserves a pardon. I would ask the President ask the United States to give me a pardon,’ added.
She insisted she and the other Trump supporters who flocked to DC and stormed the Capitol building in a bid to stop the Congress joint session to certify the election were simply obeying Trump’s orders.
‘Personally, I do not feel a sense of shame or guilt for my heart for what I was doing. I thought I was following my president, I thought I was following what we were called to do,’ she said.
‘He asked us to fly there, he asked us to be there. So I was doing what he asked us to do. So as far as in my heart of hearts, do I feel like a criminal? No. I am not the villain a lot of people make me out to be or think I am because I’m a Trump supporter,’ she added.