Published On: Tue, Jul 27th, 2021

GOP Congressmen Schedule News Conference at Justice Department to Demand Answers on Jan. 6 Detainees

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Members of Congress who have been pressing federal law enforcement officials unsuccessfully for months about the conditions and treatment of hundreds of Jan. 6 Capitol detainees will take their case to the doors of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Tuesday. They also want to know why federal law enforcement authorities were warned weeks before the breach, yet Members of Congress were not told, and evidence has since accumulated that the Capitol Police were not properly informed or prepared by their leadership. Representatives Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), and Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) said Monday they will gather at DOJ at 1 pm to make public the demands they made in a letter last week to Attorney General Merrick Garland. In their July 24 letter to Garland, the four congressmen “requested a meeting to discuss unanswered questions relating to the treatment of January 6th prisoners.” They have received …

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