Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) also known as MTG, and several other Republican lawmakers toured the Washington, D.C., jail on Friday, where defendants arrested — some nearly two years ago — following the January 6th Capitol riot are being held and awaiting trial, referring to them as “political prisoners” and detailing horrifying conditions.
As per reported by the New York Times MTG Stated:
“They told us stories of being denied medical treatment,” (…) “They told us stories of assault. They told us stories of being threatened with rape.”
Greene detailed her findings in a report issued in December 2021 after visiting the jail in November of that year. According to the report, one inmate reported being beaten by other detainees and not receiving proper care. But, on her Friday visit, she stated that certain things had improved:
“Throughout the entire jail, it was cleaner. It had been painted,” (…) “They are allowed out of their cells a lot longer throughout the day.”
The same report states that Rep. Anna Paulina Luna (R-FL) believes Republicans should take credit for the improved conditions because they have constantly checked on the defendants.
“They said in the last month or so, since we took back Congress, that it’s gotten better,” (…) “But they said they cleaned it up nicely in the last few days since they knew that we were coming.” Rep. Luna said.
House Republicans initiated a promised probe into charges of abuse of prisoners accused with offenses linked to the Jan. 6 incident at the D.C. jail earlier this month. Greene is in charge of the inquiry.
Greene was questioned by a reporter after the tour whether she and other Republicans were seeking to airbrush the events of January 6. She reacted by pointing out that Democrats and media outlets had whitewashed the left-wing riots, referring to the Black Lives Matter and ANTIFA riots that have been constantly occurring across the country since 2020 after George Floyd’s death under police custody.