The North Texas realtor who took a private plane to Washington D.C. to participate in the riot that breached the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 has been sentenced to 60 days in prison.
Jenna Ryan was charged back in January with violent entry and disorderly conduct in a capitol building along with other charges after her arrest the same month. She hasn’t been shy about pleading her case on Twitter and she regularly engages her critics who hoped that she’d one day go to jail.
Now, she’s launching a crowdfunding campaign to cover the legal fees and expenses related to her case, and she’s using the Christian crowdfunding site GiveSendGo to do it.
“Hello, I am a woman who went to the “Stop the Steal Rally” in Washington DC on January 6th. I got caught up in the crowd and entered the Capitol for 2 minutes and 8 seconds. I was sentenced to 2 months in prison yesterday,” the bio on her fundraising page reads.
“The Judge says that everything I said at the protest was considered free speech, and the harsh sentenced I received is because I have a social media presence,” the bio continues. “The problem is, that the attention I received on social media was due to the extreme amount of negative publicity I received from the Mainstream Media. So basically, I’m getting a worse punishment because they want me to serve as a deterrent to others.”
As of this writing, the campaign has raised just over $1,100 — although the url for her campaign has been getting “Error 504” messages from time to time.