About 440 Trump supporters have been arrested by the FBI for trespassing in the US Capitol during the peaceful January 6 protests. The FBI is still distributing ‘Wanted’ posters to try to track down additional trespassers.
If you’ve been following the news, then you know that dozens of the arrested Trump supporters are being held in despicable conditions without bail. Very few Republicans in Congress have had enough courage to speak out against this obvious political persecution of everyday people. But at least world leaders are noticing and are starting to condemn the criminal Biden-Harris regime. One example is noted human rights advocate Vladimir Putin of Russia!
The White House is claiming that they are going to allow Joe Biden out of the basement in two weeks to travel all the way to Switzerland. The White House also alleges that Biden will have a sit-down meeting with Vladimir Putin. I don’t know about you, but… I’ll believe that when I actually see it and Biden’s hands and hair don’t glitch out of the video in another one of the White House’s greenscreen fakeries. Based on Biden’s grueling track record of going down for a nap every day at 1:30 p.m. EST, I’d say there’s about a zero percent chance of this trip and/or meeting actually happening.
Another part of me hopes that it actually does happen, because Putin positively hates Joe Biden and plans to wipe the floor with him in epic Trumpian fashion. And Biden deserves to be used as Putin’s floor polisher, as far as I’m concerned.
The Russian Foreign Minister (sort of like their version of our Secretary of State) Sergey Lavrov says that Putin is prepared to get in Biden’s face about the human rights abuses of Donald Trump’s supporters. Lavrov told reporters this week:
“We are following with interest the persecution of those persons who are accused of the riots on January 6 this year… A lot of really interesting things are happening from the point of view of the rights of the opposition and protecting those rights.”
Many of the Trump supporters still being housed in the DC jail are still in solitary confinement for 23 hours per day. It’s been that way for almost six months now, for most of them. Each cell has a concrete slab for a bed, a toilet and a drinking fountain (no chairs or anything else). They’re not allowed to have blankets. There’s one pair of nail clippers in the entire jail that they all share, which the guards refuse to clean or sanitize between uses. No soap or toilet paper is allowed.
The jail guards hurls racial epithets at the Trump supporters. They’re periodically beaten. They’re not allowed to attend church services or to even have a Bible in their cells. Even during the one hour per day when they’re allowed out of their cells, they’re not allowed to have contact with anyone other than the guards. The Capitol trespasser aren’t even allowed to talk to their attorneys alone in a room – a violation of attorney-client privilege.
We haven’t seen prisoners treated this badly in an American jail since the early 1960s, when Southern Democrats would lock up peaceful black protesters and persecute them for participating in civil rights marches. This is deplorable. And it’s disgusting that many of the most recognizable Republicans in Congress don’t have the guts to stand up and speak out against it.
These people trespassed in a public building. Even that is questionable in many cases, since Capitol police officers greeted them at the doors and allowed them to come in.
Think of any Third World banana republic elsewhere in the world, where the treatment of political opponents is handled similarly. What do we all say about the leaders of those countries? They’re thugs. Bullies. Dictators. Murderers. War criminals. Human rights abusers.
The GOP leadership is always quick to say these things about foreign leaders who treat political prisoners this way. Why can’t they say the same thing about Joe Biden – especially since it’s true?
In the meantime, I guess we’ll just have to hold out hope that Vladimir Putin and other world leaders will continue to pressure the Biden regime into respecting human rights.