Despite the GOP establishment throwing Jan 6 protesters under the bus and staying silent as they’re being held in indefinite detention, tortured, beaten, racially abused and locked in solitary confinement in DC jails, half of Americans now recognize they’re “political prisoners,” according to a new poll.
In a shock survey likely to draw even more attention to this weekend’s “Justice for J6” rally, nearly half of voters believe those charged in the Capitol riots are political prisoners.
According to the latest Rasmussen Reports survey, 49% said that those jailed for violence and other charges are being held as “political prisoners.” Some 30% “strongly” agree.
Just 42% disagree, said the survey.
Notably, 45% of Democrats agree that the more than 500 arrested are political prisoners.
Rasmussen also found more agree that the FBI’s Jan. 6 dragnet is targeting “patriots.”
Asked to agree or disagree with this statement: “The Department of Justice and the FBI have targeted, imprisoned, and persecuted non-violent American patriots,” 48% agreed, and 46% disagreed.
As a reminder, these political prisoners were thrown under the bus by the GOP and even Trump called for them to be prosecuted to “the fullest extent of the law.”
Ted Cruz called the Capitol protesters “terrorists” who took part in a “terrorist attack” and said that “every terrorist needs to be fully prosecuted.”
Devastating. Heidi and I are lifting up in prayer the family of the U.S. Capitol Police officer who tragically lost his life keeping us safe. He was a true hero.
Yesterday’s terrorist attack was a horrific assault on our democracy. Every terrorist needs to be fully prosecuted. https://t.co/OMH1C1tc5v
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) January 8, 2021
Oklahoma Rep Markwayne Mullin (R) in late July went on C-SPAN to praise the Capitol police officer who shot and killed unarmed Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt at the Capitol and said he “gave him a hug” and told the killer cop, “Sir, you did what you had to do.”
Ben Shapiro just last month said the Capitol protesters are “evil” and will “all end up rotting in prison, as they should.”
Ben Shapiro says the 1,000 or so protesters who entered the Capitol building on Jan 6th are “evil” and will “all end up rotting in prison, as they should.” #ControlledOpposition pic.twitter.com/5Z3b90XuXi
— Chris Menahan 🇺🇸 (@infolibnews) August 8, 2021
Nonetheless, despite near-unanimous demonization of the Jan 6 protesters on the part of our ruling class and mass censorship of everyone who has stood up for them, half the country now recognizes they are political prisoners!