Richard ‘Bigo’ Barnett Biography — Wiki
Richard ‘Bigo’ Barnett is identified as the insurrectionist who brazenly put his feet on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s desk in her office, s now known to be an Arkansas man who claims he will run for Arkansas governor in 2022>
He describes himself as a white nationalist online. Barnett boasted outside the Capitol following the siege that he ‘wrote [Pelosi] a nasty note, put my feet up on her desk and scratched my balls’.
Richard ‘Bigo’ Barnett Age
Richard ‘Bigo’ Barnett is 60 years old.
Richard ‘Bigo’ Barnett, the man who posed at Pelosi desk
Just four days later, Barnett was photographed sitting with his feet up on a desk in Pelosi’s office at the U.S. Capitol — an image that quickly became emblematic of the chaotic storming of the complex by a pro-Trump mob.
Barnett identified himself as the intruder in Pelosi’s office to New York Times reporter Matthew Rosenberg later on Wednesday, according to a post on Twitter by Rosenberg.
Barnett also confirmed his involvement with the Arkansas television station 5News. Barnett, photographed outside the Capitol holding an envelope he said he removed from the California Democrat’s office, said he had taken the envelope because he had bled on it. “I put a quarter on the desk because I’m not a thief,” he told 5News.
It’s been over 24 hours… why hasn’t Richard Barnett been arrested yet?? pic.twitter.com/x1cSW0foL7
— Ben Crump (@AttorneyCrump) January 8, 2021
Everything you need to know about Richard ‘Bigo’ Barnett
Barnett is a Trump supporter and gun rights advocate who has repeatedly shared false claims via social media that the election was stolen, according to a review of two Facebook accounts tied to Barnett. In one post, Barnett falsely asserted that there were “mountains of evidence” of voter fraud.
Richard ‘Bigo’ Barnett Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
One of the Facebook accounts in Barnett’s name was locked or removed from the social media site Wednesday evening. Another account, named “George Reincarnated Patton” after the World War II general, was locked or removed Thursday morning. The Washington Post was able to link the latter account to Barnett because the profile picture depicted Barnett, and the page contained a selfie of Barnett as well as a post he had signed using his real name. In addition, a post on the “Patton” account on Saturday urged his friends to shift to the account in Barnett’s real name. “Tired of double posting,” it said.
In a December 28 Facebook post on the Patton page, Barnett announced he would be attending Wednesday’s rally and urged fellow Arkansans to make sacrifices to join him there. “This is OUR COUNTRY!!!” he wrote. “Can you give one day from the Internet or work or whatever to be active.” He added, “Get the f— up people. Please STAND!!! If not now, when?”
In the post, Barnett expressed disappointment that past political events he attended had attracted only a “small handful” of people. Ten days earlier, he had posted photographs of himself and a few others protesting the election result outside the state Capitol in Little Rock. Barnett posed for one picture holding a rifle.
In a separate post the same day, Barnett wrote that he “came into this world kicking and screaming, covered in someone else’s blood,” adding, “I’m not afraid to go out the same way.” The post was accompanied by a selfie of Barnett with a rifle strapped to his chest. He was wearing a polo shirt bearing on one sleeve a pro-police “Blue Lives Matter” flag logo.
Barnett later shared a link to a speech that Vice President Pence gave on Dec. 22 to a conservative group’s convention in West Palm Beach, Fla., at which Pence pledged “to keep fighting until every illegal vote is thrown out.”
Barnett has organized fundraising events for the police department in Sulphur Springs, Ark., near Gravette, according to his Facebook accounts and an October article in the Westside Eagle-Observer newspaper. The article said Barnett presented the department with a check to fund the purchase of body cameras for officers after raising money at a “Back The Blue” rally and auction.
Sulphur Springs Police Chief Jarod Morgan, who was photographed by the newspaper accepting the check from Barnett, did not respond to messages on Wednesday evening.
Also in October, Barnetthelped raises more than $1,000 for “Save Our Children,” an anti-child- trafficking campaign, according to another article in the Eagle-Observer. Facebook limited the use of the national campaign’s hashtag because it found that content tied to the campaign was associated with the QAnon conspiracy theory, which entails false allegations about child abuse among the global elite.
Online in recent weeks, Barnett has shared numerous conspiracy theories about the coronavirus pandemic and the vaccines being used to combat it. He has railed against mask requirements, complaining in one post that he was denied service by a food truck.