Texas realtor who took private jet to Capitol riot but now says she ‘bought into a lie’ pleads guilty

A Texas real estate agent who made headlines when it was revealed she took a private plane to D.C. to attends the “Stop the Steal” rally on Jan. 6, which later devolved into a riot at the U.S. Capitol, has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge, Business Insider reports.

Ryan and two co-defendants were charged with four counts each of entering and remaining in a restricted building, disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building, violent entry and disorderly conduct in a Capitol building, and parading, demonstrating, or picketing in a Capitol building.

Ryan, who supports former President Donald Trump traveled to Washington, DC, on a chartered plane, gleefully documented her attendance at the riots on social media and in live videos that prosecutors later used to charge her – while promoting her Frisco, Texas-based real estate business along the way.

But when it became clear she wasn’t going to get a pardon from Trump, Ryan changed her tune.

“I bought into a lie, and the lie is the lie, and it’s embarrassing. I regret everything,” she told The Washington Post in February.

“Not one patriot is standing up for me,” Ryan told The Post. “I’m a complete villain. I was down there based on what my president said: ‘Stop the steal.’ Now I see that it was all over nothing. He was just having us down there for an ego boost. I was there for him.”

A glance down her Twitter feed shows that she still believes in dumb conspiracy theories though.

Ryan pleaded guilty to a single federal misdemeanor charge of parading in the Capitol building. Her sentencing will take place on Nov. 4 and she faces a maximum penalty of six months in prison. She will pay $500 in restitution for the damage caused to the Capitol as part of the terms of her plea agreement.

Sky Palma

Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.