Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (GA) claimed that the people who have been jailed for their alleged role in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot are being abused and mistreated in jail “because of the color of their skin,” suggesting that the mostly white defendants are being treated worse than other prisoners because of racism.
“They were isolated in a separate wing of the jail, where they are abused, where they are ridiculed, where they are mocked because of their political beliefs and because of Jan. 6, and because of the color of their skin,” Greene said during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol to protest the treatment of the alleged Jan. 6 rioters who are jailed in D.C. “So there is a two-tiered justice system and these are the things that need to end.”
Greene went on to claim that the defendants are being forced into “critical race theory training” by their court-appointed lawyers.
“They’re being represented by public defenders that call them white supremacists, tell them they have to denounce President Trump, tell them they have to denounce their political views, want them to watch videos and read books that basically it’s critical race theory training, in order for them to have this public defender represent them,” she claimed.
Greene spewed her wild claims during a press conference alongside Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar, Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, and Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert.
“What is being described by these political prisoners is nothing short of human rights violations,” Gosar said on Tuesday of the jailed Jan. 6 defendants.
Gohmert reiterated Greene’s claims that the alleged Jan. 6 rioters were being abused in jail.
“We’ve been accused of saying, ‘Oh, you’re out to help the whites.’ I didn’t know what skin color everybody in the D.C. jail had until I got there. But other inmates are telling me the most verbally abused person in there happens to be black, that he has caught more flak than any of the white defendants,” he said.