Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee has reportedly said that a new subcommittee operating under the Judiciary will investigate the troubling reports of “disparate treatment” of the prisoners arrested in connection to the January 6th Capitol Riot.
As reported by the Washington Examiner, Jordan said Monday during a radio interview that multiple potential whistleblowers have approached Republicans in Congress and made serious allegations of “disparate treatment” and added that it “can be an ordeal” to get them to testify.
“The only concern would be that when you try to get someone who's currently incarcerated to come testify, that can be an ordeal, but we will certainly look at that,” he said adding that the defendants would also be subjected to “hours of questioning from the Democrats.”
“But this is something that we're definitely going to look at,” he said. Jordan also noted that there was a double standard in place for those who protested outside of abortion clinics and those who he said “attack over 100 churches and crisis pregnancy centers.”
“So that is certainly a theme that we think is important to explore in the work of the subcommittee and frankly, the full committee,” Jordan explained.
On December 1st, former President Donald Trump made a short video decrying the conditions the prisoners are being held in.
“People have been treated unconstitutionally, in my opinion, and very, very unfairly. And we’re going to get to the bottom of it. And you know what I’ve said I take it very seriously. I have never seen anything like it at all levels. It’s the weaponization of the Department of Justice,” Trump explained. “And we can’t let this happen in our country, because our country is going not socialist. They’ve skipped over that. They skipped over socialism. Our country is going communist. This is what happens, and we can’t let it happen. We have to stop it.”
“So I want to thank everybody for working so hard. I know how hard you’re working looking to get justice for people that are imprisoned right now and people that are being tormented,” the former president stated, adding, “We can’t let it happen. We’re going to stop it. We’re going to win. Thank you all very much.”
WATCH: President Trump delivers special message to January 6th defendants. pic.twitter.com/5BDDi4Afga
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“We have a duty to get into these agencies and look at how they have been weaponized to go against the very people they're supposed to represent, how they have infringed on First Amendment liberties of the American people. And we're going to do that. We're going to do it in a way that's consistent with the Constitution. But we're going to do it vigorously. We're going to do it aggressively. Because that's our job.”