U.S. judges slam the notion that Capitol riot defendants are patriots, political prisoners

August 5, 2021 ☼ jan6domestic-terrorism

Source: The Washington Post

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U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson of Washington said Karl Dresch, 41, of Calumet, Mich., was held because of his actions, not his political views, and that others who joined the attack on Congress as it met to confirm the results of the 2020 presidential election could face prison time.

“He was not a political prisoner,” Jackson said. “We are not here today because he supported former president Trump . . . He was arrested because he was an enthusiastic participant in an effort to subvert and undo the electoral process.”

Terrorists are not patriots. End of story.