GOP congressman: Capitol riot defendants are being treated worse than 'blood thirsty murderers' at Guantanamo

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Speaking on the House floor this Friday, Texas GOP Rep. Louie Gohmert went to bat for defendants arrested and charged for participating in the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, saying that authorities are treating them worse than prisoners in the Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp in Cuba.

"The reports we've been getting indicate that the folks here that are being held in pre-trial confinement and are being punished, although that's unconstitutional to punish somebody while they are waiting trial and have not been convicted, that they're not treated nearly as well as bloodthirsty murderers that are being held in Guantanamo," Gohmert said.

Gohmert went on to say that he's visited Capitol riot defendants and that it's "tragic that American citizens are being treated so much worse than individuals who want to destroy America."
I wondered when Looney Gohmert was going to chime in. If course he is a little slow on the uptake and getting started, but he does come through with the most asinine remarks. We must remember he has been considered the most ignorant Representative in Congress for many years. Although lately he has had plenty of completion from other Repugs including many not in Congress.
Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.-Huxley
"We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both." ~ Louis Brandeis,

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You mean the people who beat innocent law enforcement officers with an American flag among other weapons
and maced them have been put in jail?
Those same people who have blue American flag stickers and Thank a cop on their pickups?
Those same people who complained about the protests for Black Lives Matter were hurting riot police?
Isn't that a crime where they live?

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Despite the defeat of Steve King, the trio of Matt Gaetz, Lauren Bohbert, and Marjorie Taylor Greene, are preventing Looie Gohmert from FINALLY assuming the title of "Craziest Person In Congress" which he has long sought.
"The upper class: keeps all of the money, pays none of the taxes. The middle class: pays all of the taxes, does all of the work. The poor are there...just to scare the shit out of the middle class."--George Carlin

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highdesert wrote: Sat Oct 23, 2021 11:42 am Louie Gohmert :roflmao: Who the hell cares what he says or thinks, he's :crazy: .
The voters in his district care. But one day they will learn to read and write, then he will be in big trouble.
Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.-Huxley
"We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both." ~ Louis Brandeis,

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