Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is blasting the “double standard” that is being set against pro-Trump supporters who participated in the mostly-peaceful protest on Jan. 6 in and around the U.S. Capitol.
Paul noted in a Twitter post that the Black Lives Matter rioters were treated with a great deal of leniency for participating in a nationwide orgy of violence during the summer of 2020, after fentanyl addict and serial felon George Floyd died during a police encounter.
Paul’s tweet can be seen here:
BLM rioter punched a police officer in the face requiring surgical repair. Punishment? Released on his own recognizance! Non-violent trespassing in Capitol on January 6th? Solitary confinement without parole! Double standard? You bet!https://t.co/Mlax0ehzoO
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) July 27, 2021
Paul’s comments come after lawmakers such as Reps. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) and Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) have publicly championed the rights of Jan. 6 protesters, who have been subjected to Abu Ghraib-like conditions for exercising their 1st Amendment rights.
Gosar grilled a federal bureaucrat, former acting attorney general Jeffrey Rosen, at a recent congressional hearing over the extrajudicial murder of patriot Ashli Babbitt.
“Mr. Rosen, do you recall the name of the young lady, a veteran wrapped in the American flag, who was killed in the U.S. Capitol?” he said.
“I do, her name was Ashli Babbitt,” Rosen responded via a Zoom call.
“Yes, Ashli Babbitt. Was Ashli Babbitt armed?” Gosar asked as Rosen struggled to to give a coherent response.
“Was the death of Ashli Babbitt a homicide?” Gosar asked, before adding that the death certificate listed it as a homicide.
“Who executed Ashli Babbitt?” Gosar asked with Rosen yet again refusing to address the question and offer a response.
Greene has commented that Jan. 6 protesters are being treated like “political prisoners” as the U.S. justice system morphs into a Soviet-style dystopian hell under the imposed rule of the Biden regime.
“I think it’s outrageous and I have no problem saying that these January 6th defendants are being treated like political prisoners of war,” Greene said during a recent appearance on Newsmax TV.
“One of the things I did last week in California is I toured the border, and I also got to see one of the detention facilities that ICE and our U.S. Marshalls use, and I can tell you for a fact illegals that break our laws…are treated far better than the Jan. 6 defendants,” she added.
Paul speaking out about the injustice that is occurring with the Jan. 6 protesters is a great start. He needs to continue sounding the alarm, and liberty-minded lawmakers and activists ought to do the same.