A group of Republican lawmakers led by freshman Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado is asking the Biden administration to explain the alleged unequal treatment of those in need. Black Lives Matter and Antifa protesters, many of whom have never spent a night in jail, and who have been incarcerated for months following the January 6 Capitol breach.
In a letter, Boebert and 10 other House Republicans asked Attorney General Merrick Garland to address “the apparent inconsistent application of the law to rioters across the country,” according to Washington. Times.
“The foundation of our criminal justice system requires that all defendants be treated equally before the law, but the Biden regime fails to fulfill this serious obligation,” Boebert said in a statement. Father.
Lawmakers say prosecutors in Oregon have signed on to at least 12 “deferred settlement agreements in federal felony cases” as a result of clashes during last year’s protests in Portland, while some of the rioters from January 6 are in solitary confinement.
“Reports are circulating that the Biden regime put the rioters in solitary confinement on January 6, while at the same time allowing BLM rioters to attack federal buildings with only a few hours of public service. copper,” said Boebert.
“This is not an equal standard of justice. I condemn all forms of political violence, and every political violence must be prosecuted fairly,” she added.
In June, four Republicans in the Senate led by Senator Ted Cruz of Texas sought information from Garland about “limited prosecutions and minimal punishment for convicted rioters.” caught in the spring and summer of 2020,” according to the Times, citing their letter.
“During the 2020 protests, a federal officer, David Patrick Underwood, was shot dead and more than 700 federal and local officers were injured, while the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said there were 81 gun thefts; estimated damage of 1,116 guns; 876 arson reported; 76 explosions, and 46 ATF arrests, [Boebert] the letter said,” the Times reported.
Five people died during the January 6 protests, but none were in the hands of the protesters.
“Ashli Babbitt was shot dead by the Capitol Police; three protesters died of random or natural causes; and Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick suffered two strokes and died the next day,” the Times said.
“The DOJ’s apparent unwillingness to punish individuals who committed crimes during the spring and summer 2020 protests is in stark contrast to its treatment of individuals accused of involvement in the breach of the Buildings. United States Congress in Washington, DC,” wrote Boebert and 10 other members of the House of Representatives Tuesday.
“Whether it’s a mob breaking the law in DC or a mob in Portland or Minneapolis, the standard of justice should be the same in America,” they added.
Representatives Andy Biggs, Andrew Clyde, Jeff Duncan, Bob Good, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Louie Gohmert, Jody Hice, Thomas Massie, Ralph Norman and W. Gregory Steube also signed Boebert’s letter.
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