On the eve of the first anniversary of the Jan. 6 riot, an accused Capitol rioter pleaded for Donald Trump’s aid in a call from a jailhouse phone in Washington, D.C.
Edward Jacob Lang, a 25-year-old from upstate New York charged with assaulting a police officer with a bat, made his desperate cry for help during a Wednesday evening interview with far-right personality Stew Peters.
“I am so disappointed in Trump for canceling his January 6th press conference,” Edward Jacob Lang said before noting he was on the brink of crying, according to the Daily Beast.
“It just shows how far we have fallen … where is our rally tomorrow?” Lang said, adding that “there should be a hundred thousand people in D.C. tomorrow at the very minimum.”
“I am so disappointed with Trump and the American people at large that just do not get behind the January 6 political prisoners,” Lang said. “President Trump, where are you? … You better do a press conference, man. … We are rotting in jail because we stood up for what you told us to stand up for!”
Peters, the host, also expressed frustration with Trump.
“We had hoped that Trump would address all of the evidence that the chaos of January 6th was orchestrated by agent provocateurs,” Peters said. “Instead, Mar-a-Lago has signaled today a surrender of the narrative.”
Last week, the DC Jail abruptly terminated a phone interview Lang was giving to Newsmax TV, after he urged people to “band together” in support of him and his fellow Capitol insurrectionists.