Accused From Capitol Breach Treated Like ‘Third-World Country Political Prisoners’: Rep. Gohmert

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People accused of participating in the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol are facing treatment akin to that seen in third-world countries, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) says.
“They’re being treated like third world country political prisoners,” Gohmert told The Epoch Times in a recent interview.“

Some of them were violent, and I would have no problem sending them to prison.

But there are so many that just did very little. And if they were Democrats, and were burning down stores, they would already have been out on bail,” he added.

Hundreds of people stormed the Capitol in January, interrupting a joint session of Congress convened to certify the electoral vote count.

Some of the people committed violent acts, according to prosecutors, video footage, and photographs, including assaulting law enforcement officers.


But many others are charged with nothing more than entering the Capitol. The broad treatment of accused participants, including…

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