January 6

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.

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