(Liberty Bell) – Political figures and pundits on the right have abandoned those caught up in the events of January 6. Despite the fact that the vast majority of those present at the Capitol during the alleged “attempted insurrection” did not have violent intentions, the left has painted them all to be dangerous extremists looking to destroy democracy.
Those on the right have allowed this false narrative to continue playing out over and over again with very little if any resistance. The reality is, those arrested in connection with the Jan. 6 incident are being held as political prisoners and a shocking new poll shows that nearly half of Americans see it that way.
Not only are these political prisoners being held in DC jails as part of a partisan agenda but they’re also being tortured, beaten, racially abused and forced to endure solitary confinement.
The Washington Examiner reports that a Rasmussen Reports survey shows that nearly half of voters believe those charged in the Capitol riots are being held as “political prisoners.”
According to the poll, “49% said that those jailed for violence and other charges are being held as ‘political prisoners.’ Some 30% ‘strongly’ agree.” While just 42% disagree.
Interestingly, 45% of Democrats agree that those arrested are political prisoners.
The survey also found that most agree that the FBI has been targeting “patriots” since the Jan. 6 incident.
“Asked to agree or disagree with this statement: “The Department of Justice and the FBI have targeted, imprisoned, and persecuted non-violent American patriots,” 48% agreed, and 46% disagreed.”
Of course, these patriots have been unfairly targeted by the corrupt FBI for purely political reasons and it’s so obvious, however, members of the GOP and conservative pundits have all but thrown these freedom-loving Americans under the bus and abandoned them.
Infowars points out that even President Trump took six months to bring up Ashli Babbitt’s name and called for those involved in the riot to be prosecuted to “the fullest extent of the law.”
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz fed into the left’s divisive narrative and called the Capitol protesters “terrorists” and referred to the Jan. 6 incident as a “terrorist attack” and also said that “every terrorist needs to be fully prosecuted.”
Devastating. Heidi and I are lifting up in prayer the family of the U.S. Capitol Police officer who tragically lost his life keeping us safe. He was a true hero.
Yesterday's terrorist attack was a horrific assault on our democracy. Every terrorist needs to be fully prosecuted. https://t.co/OMH1C1tc5v
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) January 8, 2021
The reality is that no officers were actually savagely killed by the mob of Trump-supporting protesters. Officer Brian Sicknick died of natural causes but don’t expect the media to honestly report that.
Republican Oklahoma Rep. Markwayne Mullin went on C-SPAN in July to praise the Capitol police officer who murdered unarmed Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt and said he “gave him a hug” and told him “Sir, you did what you had to do.”
Days later, Republican North Dakota Sen. Kevin Cramer went on a radio show and said he was “grateful” for the officer who shot and killed Babbitt and called her a “criminal.” Apparently, Babbitt deserved to be murdered for being an alleged “criminal.” Got it.
Meanwhile, in one of his fiery rants, conservative commentator Ben Shapiro called the Capitol protesters “evil” and said they will “all end up rotting in prison, as they should.”
Ben Shapiro says the 1,000 or so protesters who entered the Capitol building on Jan 6th are "evil" and will "all end up rotting in prison, as they should." #ControlledOpposition pic.twitter.com/5Z3b90XuXi
— Chris Menahan 🇺🇸 (@infolibnews) August 8, 2021
A lawyer for Capitol riot defendant Ryan Samsel says he zip-tied and beaten by a CO at the DC jail on March 21.
The lawyer says the DOC and FBI are looking into the incident. pic.twitter.com/R3M8lk8zMg
— Alan Feuer (@alanfeuer) April 6, 2021
The BIGGEST story, that nobody’s talking abt. American citizens are detained in prison indefinitely on non-violent charges (7:40 mark); American citizens are beaten, tortured and blinded by prison guards (10:20 mark). We became a Third World country
— KayZee (@KatyKayZee) April 7, 2021
Despite the fact that both sides of the aisle have demonized the Jan. 6 protesters it looks as though Americans see right through it all and can clearly recognize that these American patriots are, in fact, being held as political prisoners.
Here is Look Ahead America's Attendee Guidance for the #JusticeforJ6 Rally on Saturday, September 18 at noon at the US Capitol.
— Matt Braynard (@MattBraynard) September 10, 2021
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