Republicans Do The Unthinkable For Jan. 6 Prisoners

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( – Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) is collaborating with House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer (R-Ky.) to organize a trip for Congress members to visit the Washington, D.C., jail where Jan. 6 defendants are currently being held.

Greene has already toured the jail where those charged with crimes relating to the Capitol attack on Jan. 6, 2021, are being held. In order to schedule the visit, the two are planning on sending out a letter most likely on Thursday. Greene has added that the people would be addressed to many people so that everyone would know about the visit.

Comer stated that he is working on the letter in the same way that he would have worked on a letter with any other member of his committee interested in a particular cause.

Greene has said that with the visit she was hoping that they could address “the human rights abuse” and the fact that some of those jailed have been previously “held in solitary confinement up to 23 hours a day.” Many of them have also not been allowed to see their families, and have not been given access to the medical treatment they need. They also have to deal with “non-working toilets” in the facility.

Greene and some other Republicans have long criticized the conditions at the D.C. facility and have questioned why none of the defendants were given the opportunity to post bail. Approximately three dozen Jan. 6 detainees had requested to be transferred to the U.S. detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba after allegedly finding “black mold” in the facility and “worms” in their food.

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