GOP congressman: Capitol riot defendants are being treated worse than 'blood thirsty murderers' at Guantanamo

Speaking on the House floor this Friday, Texas GOP Rep. Louie Gohmert went to bat for defendants arrested and charged for participating in the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, saying that authorities are treating them worse than prisoners in the Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp in Cuba.

"The reports we've been getting indicate that the folks here that are being held in pre-trial confinement and are being punished, although that's unconstitutional to punish somebody while they are waiting trial and have not been convicted, that they're not treated nearly as well as bloodthirsty murderers that are being held in Guantanamo," Gohmert said.

Gohmert went on to say that he's visited Capitol riot defendants and that it's "tragic that American citizens are being treated so much worse than individuals who want to destroy America."

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