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    A former romance cover model is going to jail for his role in the January 6 Insurrection.

    Jonny Diamond

    April 17, 2023, 11:03am

    In a plot straight from a Cohen Brothers’ movie—think “high stakes/low IQ”—a former romance novel cover model has been sentenced to 36 months in prison for his violent role in the January 6 Capitol Insurrection.

    Logan James Barnhart, whose chest has graced the covers of such classics as Stepbrother UnSEALed: A Bad Boy Military Romance, will spend three years in prison for dragging a police officer down the Capitol steps and into a violent mob. A seemingly repentant Barnhart told the judge: “The way I was acting seems so foreign to me.”

    Indeed.

    The sad truth of this is that Barnhart’s conviction could very well lead to a lucrative career in the noxious right wing grievance industrial complex, most likely as some kind of jailhouse fitness influencer.

    This timeline sucks.

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