Republican senators from six states introduced resolutions condemning the treatment and punishment of those jailed and indicted for participating in the January 6 U.S. Capitol riot.
Senate Resolution 8 states that the Iowa Senate places the federal government and the government of the District of Columbia in a “grave obligation to ensure that cruel and unusual punishment is not imposed and that the proper rights of prisoners are respected.” Negligence” will be denounced. The bill also urges President Joe Biden and the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate and arrest Washington, D.C. corrections officers on charges of violating federal law.
Janesville Senator Sandy Salmon joins Senator Brad Zaun of Urbandale, Sherry Lynn Westrich of Ottumwa, Tim Clayenbrink of Fort Dodge, Dennis Guth of Creme and Kevin Arron of Salix on the bill sponsored the Salmon did not return messages requesting comment, and Zaun declined to comment on Thursday.
Those jailed and imprisoned for their actions on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, said:tortuous, filthy and cruel, According to the resolution, abusive and unconscionable living conditions”.
The resolution cites participant testimony on 6 January. The bill addresses allegations that Proud Boys leader Zack Lahr was held without bail and was denied access to his family, and that fellow Proud Boys member Christopher Worrell has been accused of cancer. cites allegations of being denied prescription drugs and doctor visits.
Jake Lang, who allegedly beat a police officer with a shield and bat during the riot, said he was given black water and had to filter it through a sock before drinking. The Iowa participants were neither named nor mentioned in the Senate proposal.
Senate Minority Leader Zach Walls (D-Coralville) said Senate Republicans who backed the resolution sided with domestic terrorists over law enforcement.
“This resolution is an affront to American democracy and basic decency,” Walls said in a statement. I join the majority of Iowans and Americans with the law enforcement officers who defended the cause.”
Jan. 6 participants have allegations of abuse and targeted abuse in DC correctional facilities over the years. After that, he unannounced prison conditions in Washington, DC and relocated 400 prison residents to other facilities. On October 34 and January 6, 2022, the detainees wrote letters to the federal court requesting to be moved to Guantanamo Bay because Guantanamo Bay offered better living conditions for the inmates.
South Dakota legislators also introduced a resolution condemning the treatment of January 6 participants at correctional facilities.
The resolution was referred to the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration for consideration.