Conservative firebrand Marjorie Taylor Greene was finally given access to the DC jail where pretrial Capitol rioters are being held. The Georgia Congresswoman and other representatives have been trying to visit the inmates after reports began to emerge that they were being held in unacceptable conditions.
During her visit, the inmates began singing the national anthem, a nightly occurrence in what she deemed the “Patriot wing.”
Every night at 9PM, J6 defendants sing the National Anthem at the DC Jail.
And we were there tonight. pic.twitter.com/2uxGbkeqPq
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) November 5, 2021
The Washington Examiner reports:
“I just left the Patriot wing of the DC jail where I visited with pretrial J6 defendants in person. I asked questions and heard their stories. We must do everything we can to remain a Free America where justice is colorblind, doesn’t see political lines, and truth prevails,” she tweeted.
For months she and other conservatives eager to defend the Jan. 6 rioters have been denied access to their jail. The inmate complaints of conditions led the U.S. Marshals Service to move about 400 prisoners out of another facility but not the alleged rioters.
Greene and some judges have decried the holding of the alleged rioters for so long. This week, federal Judge Royce Lamberth ordered one inmate released from the D.C. jail after “deplorable” conditions were described to him.
The government has charged about 600 in Jan. 6 crimes related to the riot inside the U.S. Capitol that interfered with Congress’ certification of the 2020 election. Many of the rioters were hopeful of stopping or delaying the certification. One rioter, Ashli Babbitt, was shot dead by a U.S. Capitol Police officer, and several officers later died or committed suicide in cases linked to the riot.