(TotalConservative.com) – The U.S. Department of Justice may be handing out new charges to over 1,000 more people relating to the Jan 6, 2021, Capitol riots.
As of last month, almost 1,000 people have already been arrested for offenses related to Jan 6 and according to a letter from U.S. Attorney Matthew Graves to Chief Judge Beryl Howell from October 2022, the DOJ is expecting to prosecute 700-1,200 more people over the next few months.
In the letter, Graves said they “expect the pace of bringing new cases will increase” over the next few months “in an orderly fashion.” Due to the “nature and complexity” of the investigation, Graves wrote that it was difficult to know the exact number of upcoming cases.
Many Americans view the tracking down and prosecuting of Americans for simply being in the Capitol building or even just on the grounds to be nothing more than a witch hunt designed to intimate the political enemies of the Democratic Party.
Republican politicians on Capitol Hill are also becoming more vocal about opposing the prosecutions. GOP Reps. James Comer and Marjorie Taylor Greene are both planning a visit to see the defendants held in jail in Washington, D.C. soon. Greene said they will address “the human rights abuse, such as the fact that they’ve been held in solitary confinement up to 23 hours a day, denied the ability to see their families.”
Last Sunday, the wife of one of the prisoners recently posted a video on Twitter of her son in the backseat of her car crying after the family was denied seeing the child’s father, Kyle J. Young.
As some cases are decided, such as the guilty sentence handed down to Richard “Bigo” Barnett a few months ago for entering the Capitol and propping his feet up on former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s desk, more convictions are being handed out. Earlier this week, a Princeton student was arrested in NJ for clashing with police at the Capitol.
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