Lawmakers Divided After Visit To See Jail Holding Jan. 6 Defendants

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( – Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) led a bipartisan trip to the D.C. jail where many of the rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol are being kept. Following the March 24 visit by Marjorie and other members of the House Oversight and Accountability Committee, Greene has been calling for the “human rights abuse” in the facility to be addressed. However, the other lawmakers who joined her in the visit to the facility are giving a different account regarding the conditions in the facility.

According to reports, Greene claimed that there is a “two-tier justice system” with the different treatment given to the charged inmates and the pre-trial Jan. 6 defendants.

However, the two Democrats on the trip, Reps. Robert Garcia (Calif.) and Jasmine Crockett (Texas), rejected Greene’s assertion and claimed that the people in the facility were receiving fair treatment. Garcia told MSNBC’s “Deadline: White House” that people had access to medical care 24/7, entertainment materials were provided, they were allowed to speak with their families, and all that despite the “huge harm” they had done to the country.

He added that Greene had been lying about the visit conditions stating that they were terrible when that was not true.

Crockett, who is a former public defender, also said that the visit actually was eye-opening as this was the first time she had seen a jail where people were given so many privileges. She called it “astounding” when speaking to MSNBC’s “The ReidOut,” according to The Hill.

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