Richard Burnett in the Oval Office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on January 6, 2021.
of January 62021, mob in capitol Infamous for stepping into the former Speaker of the House Nancy PelosiHe has some regrets after leaving a disrespectful message on his desk and testifying at his criminal trial on Thursday.
Richard “Viggo” Burnett He told a federal jury that he wished he had never attended the rally.
“I shouldn’t have put my feet on the desk,” admitted the 62-year-old Arkansas resident. “I thought it was funny then.”
He also apologized for leaving a “nasty note” on the Speaker of the House’s desk that read, “Hey Nancy, Viggo was here,” and called her “Biacci.”
But government prosecutors could hardly be satisfied with this apology. Prosecutors portrayed Burnett as a fundamental civic illiteracy, despite being a professed enthusiast of the U.S. Constitution.
Scott McFarlane for CBS News relayed the interaction From court:
“Do you love the Constitution?” the prosecutor opened his mouth. “I love it!” Burnett replied.
“First Amendment?” asked the prosecutor. “Yes,” Burnett said. “Second Amendment?” the prosecutor continued. “Yes,” Burnett said. “Do you like the Third Amendment?” asked the prosecutor. “Yes,” Burnett said. “What’s the Third Amendment?” urged the prosecutor. After a short pause, Burnett admitted, “I don’t know.”
(3rd Amendment The federal government prohibits soldiers from quartering privately-owned civilian housing without the owner’s consent.)
Pelosi Addressed Burnett’s behavior In an interview last January 6, he said he “disrespected the U.S. Constitution” and displayed behavior that he had trouble explaining to his children.
In an earlier court appearance, Barnett’s attorney tried to argue Praise should be given to him for calling Pelosi “bitch,” claiming that the term is “a slang, less offensive term for ‘bitch.'”