An Arkansas man who stormed the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6 and went viral after photos circulated showing him with his feet up on a desk inside House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office, called in from jail for Thursday’s, March 4, court status hearing.
U.S. District Court Judge Christopher R. Cooper suggested a continuance until May 4, but that did not go over well with Barnett.
“I’ve been here a long time … another month … It’s not fair,” Barnett could be heard telling the court about the suggested May date, reports Fox24.
“You’re letting everyone else out, I need help,” he yelled.
The status conference was paused for a 5-minute recess after Barnett’s outburst.
When Judge Cooper returned, he confirmed the next status conference for May 4.
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In February, Barnett entered a not guilty plea to all counts of his indictment. He has been charged with aiding and abetting, disorderly conduct in a capitol building, parading or demonstrating in a capitol building, and theft of government property.
He is currently being held without bond and will remain in custody until his trial.