When it comes to media coverage, some civil rights abuses are deemed newsworthy while others are not.
But one Congresswoman is seeking to shine a spotlight where others refuse to go.
And Marjorie Taylor Greene is calling for an investigation into civil rights abuses against Trump supporters.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) urged the House Oversight Committee, now in Republican hands, to investigate civil rights abuses experienced by Trump supporters who were arrested in the January 6, 2021 Capitol riot.
She is also seeking a review of the shooting of Ashli Babbitt.
Greene said, “There’s a woman in this room whose daughter was murdered on January 6, Ashli Babbitt, and there’s never been a trial. As a matter of fact, no one has cared about the person that shot and killed her, and no one in this Congress has really addressed that issue, January 6 committee didn’t address it. And I believe that there are many people that came into the Capitol on January 6 whose civil rights and liberties are being violated heavily. I’ve been in that jail, and it’s not just the January 6 defendants, pretrial by the way, it’s many of the inmates in there, living in horrific conditions. We have to make sure that we crack down on the two-tier justice system, because that needs to end.”
Greene’s comments came after Rep. Jasmine Crockett (D-TX) proposed adding a civil rights and civil liberties subcommittee.
Crockett said, “When over 100 people every year are losing their lives in routine traffic stops, when over a dozen large police departments are operating under consent decrees for violations of their citizens’ civil liberties and when the attention of a nation is focused on the issue of civil rights, it is our duty to rise to the occasion and conduct oversight and provide accountability on this crucial subject. The committee should be passed in light of the tragedy of this past weekend.”
That subcommittee was voted down.
Responding to Crockett, Greene said, “Ms Crockett, I do agree with you about Tyre Nichols’ death. I watched the video and it was tragic and extremely difficult to watch. I would also point out that that city is Democrat-controlled and the five officers that have been arrested and charged are black. And I think that this isn’t an issue of racism or anything like that. I think the judge and the jury and the trial needs to work out what happened here.”
Conservatives have long maintained that justice and punishment are being doled out differently by federal courts depending upon the political leanings and connections of the parties involved.
Kudos to Greene for shedding some light on a subject that hasn’t gotten nearly the attention it deserves, and here’s to hoping for a better accounting of what actually transpired on that day.
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