Jury convicts Jan. 6 rioter who propped his feet up on a Nancy Pelosi staffer's desk

A jury on Monday convicted an Arkansas man who became infamous for propping up his feet on the desk of a staffer of then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during the

insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. A jury in Washington convicted Richard “Bigo” Barnett of eight counts, including included felony charges of

civil disorder and obstruction of an official proceeding. The notorious feet-on-desk image marked zed Barnett as one of the stand-out characters of the attack

by supporters of former President Donald Trump.  Start the day smarter. Get all the news you need in your inbox each morning. Barnett vowed to appeal and

protested the verdict by telling reporters: "This is not a jury of my peers." In a video Twitter post by New York Times reporter Matthew Rosenberg shared on

Jan. 6, Barnett is heard saying he wrote Pelosi a "nasty" note and took a personalized envelope from her office after leaving a quarter on her desk — suggesting his

actions shouldn't be classified as theft. Barnett testified in court last Thursday that he was “going with the flow” that day and threw his feet up on the desk

after a photographer told him to “act natural." “I probably shouldn’t have put my feet on the desk,” Barnett told the D.C. jury. Stay in the

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