Man at Pelosi’s Desk During Capitol Riot Identified

Man at Pelosi's Desk During Capitol Riot Identified 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.