Man at Pelosi's Desk During Capitol Riot Identified Nancy Pelosi gestures as she speaks in the House Chamber during a reconvening of a joint session of Congress on January 6, 2021. ( Jim Lo Scalzo /AFP via Getty Images)
By Theodore Bunker | Thursday, 07 January 2021 04:14 PM
The man seen sitting at the desk belonging to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has been identified as Arkansas resident Richard Barnett, who denies allegations that he stole a letter addressed by Pelosi, according to Fox News.
Although Barnett was photographed inside the Speaker’s office, he does not face any charges at this time.
"If you are a wicked attorney get in touch with me – I’m going to need one or two," he told KFSM in Gravette, Arkansas by phone.
"As I’m looking for the bathroom I walked by and there were doors opened to offices. I looked in and saw it was Nancy Pelosi’s office," he continued.
"I sat down here in my desk. I’m a taxpayer. I’m a patriot. That ain’t her desk – we loaned her that desk," he said. "And she ain’t appreciating the desk, so I thought I would sit down and appreciate the desk."
Barnett said he accidentally “bled on her envelope” because of a cut on his hand he hadn’t noticed before.
"So I picked up the envelope and I put it in my pocket and I put a quarter on the desk. Cause I’m not a thief," he told KSFM.