House Republicans protest ‘treatment of 6 January prisoners’ as riot committee meets for first time

As the 6 January commission begins, Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene will headline a counter-event to “demand answers” on the treatment of Capitol riot prisoners. The two House representatives, fresh off their fundraising tour of the country, will join Louie Gohmert and Paul Gosar at the Department of Justice in Washington as House Speaker […]

Jan. 6 defendants win unlikely Dem champions as they face harsh detainment

Sen. Elizabeth Warren fled the Capitol on Jan. 6 from a mob she later called domestic terrorists. Now she and another Senate Democratic leader are standing up for their attackers’ rights as criminal defendants. Most of the 300-plus people charged with participating in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot have been released while they await trial, […]

Capitol riot defendant alleges beating by jail guards

By JOSH GERSTEIN and KYLE CHENEY 04/06/2021 06:26 PM EDT Updated: 04/07/2021 10:02 PM EDT Tensions are running high between guards and inmates at a D.C. jail housing many of the defendants in Jan. 6 cases, with at least one of those prisoners alleging that he was brutally beaten by correctional officers. For weeks, Capitol riot defendants being held […]