Georgia freshman Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene did not mince her words this week when discussing the hypocrisy of the Biden administration.
During an interview Monday night on Newsmax’s “Cortes & Pellegrino,” Greene said the facilities for illegal immigrants are better than the ones where Capitol Hill protesters are being held.
Host Steve Cortes kicked off the segment by asking: “If you would, and just quickly please, Paul Hodgkins today was sentenced in a felony, he’s going to serve eight months in prison, he’s never had any kind of prison record. He was non-violent on January 6, he committed essentially trespassing, and yet his life has essentially been ruined. Your thoughts on that sentence handed out today?”
“I think it’s outrageous. You know, and I have no problem saying that these January 6 defendants are being treated like political prisoners of war,” Greene began.
“One of the things I did last week in California I toured the border, and I also got to see one of the detention facilities that ICE and our U.S. Marshals use, and I can tell you for a fact, illegals that break our laws entering our country and also have broken laws and are awaiting their court dates, they are treated far better than these January 6 defendants, especially those that are being held in the deplorable jail right here in Washington D.C.,” she added.
“Now, they’ve been charged with crimes and they deserve their day in court, and of course none of us condone the violence that happened on January 6, but this is beyond out of control, and this is not who we are as a nation. We should be a nation that has laws, law, and order, and justice in our courts, but not a nation that treats people so badly just because we disagree with their political stance and want to humiliate them,” she said.
“You know, this is what the Democrats are doing. They want to humiliate all people that support President Trump and are not satisfied with the election outcome and are not happy with the Biden regime that is ruling right now in Washington, D.C., and so that’s what they’re doing, it’s through intimidation,” Greene concluded.
A Florida man who walked inside the U.S. Senate chamber on January 6 was sentenced on Monday to eight months in jail, the New York Times reported.
Prosecutors asked for Paul Allard Hodgkins to serve 18 months behind bars, but he ended up getting 8 months, which many would say is still quite absurd.
“If I had any idea that the protest … would escalate (the way) it did … I would never have ventured farther than the sidewalk of Pennsylvania Avenue,” Hodgkins told the judge.
He added: “This was a foolish decision on my part.”
Prosecutors admitted that Hodgkins was never accused of assaulting anyone or damaging property, yet he’s still going to be behind bars for 8 months.