Why Can’t Congress Check on the Condition of the January 6 Detainees?
Congress has oversight of the dank Washington, DC jail where the jailed political prisoners from the January 6 protests are being held. That jail is accountable to Congress and therefore to “we the people” through our elected Representatives. But that jail where nearly 100 Trump supporters are being held on minor trespassing charges won’t allow Congress inside to check on the conditions there.
Why not? What are they hiding? Why can’t some Representatives just walk through the building for a quick “audit?” (pun intended)
Representatives Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and Paul Gosar (R-AZ) went to the banana republic Biden gulag last week. Using their oversight authority, they wanted to tour the jail and check on the condition of the prisoners. The reports on the treatment of those “innocent until proven guilty” prisoners are appalling.
The Representatives made it through the front door and the staff at the jail started stalling. They asked the Members of Congress to put on their masks. They complied. And then some snooty prison lady told them that her supervisor had informed her that Gaetz, Gohmert, Greene and Gosar were trespassing. Hoo boy!
As we know from nearly six months of reports of the January 6 detainees being tortured in that jail, trespassing is a super serious crime. You can have your eyeball punched out of the socket by jail guards just for being accused of trespassing.
Our elected Members of Congress asked to speak to that supervisor, which was followed by more hemming, hawing, and stalling. A woman walked past the group and out of the jail, and they were informed that she was the supervisor. Try to wrap your head around the childishness of what happened after that.
When they followed her outside, the supervisor darted back into the building and locked the doors. Real professional. That’s how four Members of Congress were treated by DC Mayor Muriel Bowser’s lackeys when trying to carry out their job of conducting oversight.
It’s amazing that this group of Representatives was able to overcome the fear of bullying from Nancy Pelosi, Liz Cheney and the entire mainstream media that so many Republicans are infected with right now. The Biden regime is launching a new “war on terror” against Americans who didn’t vote for him. Therefore, many elected Representatives and Senators are unwilling to lift a finger in support of the January 6 protesters. They’ll be smeared as “terrorist sympathizers” by the regime, which is the same thing that happened to people who opposed the tiniest iota of the first “War on Terror.”
I hesitate to share a joke with you about this situation, because the horrible treatment of the prisoners is not a laughing matter. But I think the protesters would get a kick out of this joke themselves, since they’re not a bunch of joyless scolds like the Democrat Party. Revolver News published a satire article last week that the January 6 protesters are now identifying as Cubans, so that Republican leadership in Congress will finally pay attention to them.
That’s sad, funny, and true.
But the advocacy from those of us who have continued to support the prisoners and denounce their torturers is paying off. More Republican Senators and Representatives are finally speaking out.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who fully supported indefinite detainment of Iraqi POWs, stated this week that, “Nobody should be detained indefinitely in America for domestic law purposes. So they deserve their day in court.”
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) noted that none of Joe Biden’s voters who burned down American cities last year were treated this way. “It seems like there’s more than one standard, but we should apply the same standard to everyone.”
And in the biggest surprise turnaround of all, a reporter from the Washington Examiner managed to corner an ACLU spokesperson. When pressed, the ACLU finally denounced the treatment of the detainees in an official statement:
“Prolonged solitary confinement is torture and certainly should not be used as a punitive tool to intimidate or extract cooperation.”
The detainees are routinely beaten and harassed by prison guards. Their only real crime was being supporters of Donald Trump and therefore opponents of the Biden regime. And their treatment is un-American. It needs to stop. The good news is that more people are finally speaking out and we’re going to win this fight. So, keep spreading this message to your family members, friends and acquaintances. The world needs to know that Joe Biden is torturing Trump supporters over misdemeanor trespassing charges.