Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Hails Jan. 6 'Political Prisoners' In Jail 'Patriot Wing'
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) on Friday hailed “political prisoners” charged with crimes related to the U.S. Capitol riot as she claimed they are being “tortured” in a kind of “patriots’ wing” of the District of Columbia Jail.
Greene joined Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) in a scheduled tour of the jail Thursday evening with members of the Council of the District of Columbia.
The council members were there to check out problems in the jail’s Central Detention Facility. But Greene and Gohmert also visited a separate section of the jail that houses dozens of people accused in the Jan. 6 riot who are being held pending trial.
Greene compared it to “visiting prisoners of war. The treatment of these men is unacceptable,” she tweeted.
A local council member said Greene’s concern seemed focused on scoring political points.
“Clearly there is an ulterior motive focused on Jan. 6,” said D.C. Council member Charles Allen, who organized the tour and was surprised by the late tagalongs. “I doubt they have a genuine interest in the D.C. residents at the jail,” he told DCist.
One critic on Twitter said a visit from the Georgia Republican could well be considered “cruel and unusual punishment.”
I’m joining @gregkellyusa at 7PM tonight on @newsmax to tell the story of the J6 political prisoners in the DC Jail.
Last night’s trip to the Patriot Wing was like visiting prisoners of war.
The treatment of these men is unacceptable.
Tune in: https://t.co/ppOetdgyep
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) November 5, 2021
Not many on Twitter were buying Greene’s crocodile tears.
Seeing as they attacked democracy I think their treatment is appropriate and we all know where you stand!
— Kevin Jackson (@airpowerimages) November 5, 2021
They broke the damn law. They're not victims.
— Chuck (@Chuckjson) November 6, 2021
They did the crime. They are not prisoners of war.
— Mayrabella 😷👩💻💃❤🏋️♀️♍ (@mayrabella101) November 5, 2021
You lost me at Newsmax
— Kermit “COVID19 Scientist 🧬 & $IONS Investor” (@BatScientist) November 6, 2021
— Wanderlust 🌍✈🚢 🌊 🏳️🌈End the Filibuster (@Keri_Wanders) November 5, 2021
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This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.