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During a June 15 press conference, a small band of Republican lawmakers blasted the treatment of “political prisoners” in the “D.C. gulag,” discussing disturbing cases of mistreatment of defendants charged in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol breach and calling on other lawmakers to join them in decrying the situation.
In the wake of the Jan. 6, 2021, “Stop the Steal” rally, many supporters of President Donald Trump who entered the Capitol building were systematically rounded up. Many have been held in the D.C. jail awaiting trial for over a year, with numerous reports of horrific conditions inside the facility.
In December 2021 Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), who has been one of the most outspoken critics of the treatment of these “political prisoners,” unveiled a report on the situation inside the D.C. jail.
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