Posted BY: The Right Scoop
House Republicans on the Oversight and Reform committee are beginning an investigation into the DC Jail that holds alleged January 6th detainees.
James Comer, Marjorie Taylor Greene, and Clay Higgins are all demanding information on the DC Jail from Mayor Muriel Bowers in a letter sent this week.
Here’s more via Newsmax:
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Republicans on the House Committee on Oversight and Reform will investigate reports of “despair, hopelessness, and severe abuse of justice” at a Washington, D.C., jail holding alleged Jan. 6 participants.
“No prisoner in the United States should be treated in this fashion,” reads a five-page letter to District Mayor Muriel Bowers that was signed by Oversight Committee Chair James Comer, R-Ky., and Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., and Clay Higgins, R-La., and posted Thursday night on Greene’s Twitter page, reported The Washington Examiner.
The lawmakers make several demands in their letter seeking documents and other information, and list several complaints about accusations of abuse in the jail, including allegations that the facility has engaged in political persecution, denying Bibles to prisoners, and accusations that the food is either of poor quality or poisoned.
More than 1,000 people were charged for participating in the Jan. 6 riot and disrupting Congress’ certification of the 2020 presidential election, according to the Justice Department. Several are in jail after being convicted; others have not been tried.
The U.S. Marshall’s Service conducted an inspection of the jail, the letter notes, and has reported “egregious” violations.
Investigating this jail is long overdue. Surprise inspections have found deplorable conditions in the jail in the recent past, so much so that Judge Lamberth order one detainee released after such an inspection.
Marjorie Taylor Greene knows firsthand how bad this jail is since she’s one of the few Republicans who bothered go there and tour the facility.