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As American citizens, Jan. 6th  prisoners are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Fairfax, Va. –  Americans for Limited Government President Richard Manning attended two news conferences today with members of Congress to shine a light on alleged abuses against the Jan. 6th prisoners in the DC Jail. He shared his experiences with the Sean Hannity Radio Show listeners (link below).

Manning issued the following statement:

“I had the privilege of attending two news conferences today with four courageous members of Congress, Reps. Louie Gohmert, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Bob Good and Matt Gaetz. They spoke to reporters at both the Washington, DC jail where the Jan. 6th defendants are being held and at the base of the U.S. Capitol.

“I have never been as proud of any members of Congress as I was today of these four. Rather than ducking controversy, they shined a light on allegations of abuse of the Jan. 6th prisoners. They are seeking to ensure humane conditions for all prisoners in the DC jail. Defense attorneys have told lawmakers that these prisoners have been subjected to solitary confinement under conditions that are antithetical to the core values of the American system of justice. As American citizens, Jan. 6th  prisoners are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

“The public employees who operate the DC Jail could have easily assuaged concerns of prisoner mistreatment by opening their doors to members of Congress who have oversight over their budget.  Instead, they demanded the members leave the public lobby and accused them of trespassing.  When the ‘supervisor’ came out to meet with the members, she met them outside and proceeded to turn heel and leave, locking the door behind her.

“If the DC Jail had nothing to hide, it is reasonable to ask, why they worked so hard to avoid any transparency whatsoever?  If prisoners who have not been convicted of any misdemeanor or felony are not being abused, those who run this DC jail gave credence to every concern about what is happening under their watch.  Enough is enough.

“Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts has judicial oversight authority over the District of Columbia and it is time for him to demand answers.  There is no excuse for Justice Roberts to remain silent.  If those prisoners are being denied their due process rights, then no one else’s rights are safe, either.

“Americans owe a debt of gratitude to Reps Gohmert, Taylor Green, Good and Gaetz, along with Paul Gosar who has been the point of the spear on this issue. The only question is where were the other 430 Members of Congress?”

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Richard Manning on the Sean Hannity Radio Show talking about importance of the Bill of Rights

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