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TOMORROW: Reps. Gohmert, Gaetz, Gosar, and Greene to Hold Press Conference at DOJ Demanding Answers on Treatment of January 6th Prisoners
Washington, July 26, 2021

TOMORROW: Reps. Gohmert, Gaetz, Gosar, and Greene to Hold Press Conference at DOJ Demanding Answers on Treatment of January 6th Prisoners

Washington, D.C. – TOMORROW: On Tuesday, July 27th, at 1:00 p.m. ET, U.S. Representatives Louie Gohmert (TX-01), Matt Gaetz (FL-01), Paul Gosar (AZ-04), and Marjorie Taylor Greene (GA-14) will hold a press conference outside the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) in Washington, D.C., demanding answers from Attorney General (AG) Merrick Garland on the status of January 6th prisoners and related investigations.

Last week, Reps. Gohmert, Gaetz, Greene, and Gosar sent a letter to AG Merrick Garland requesting a meeting to discuss unanswered questions relating to the treatment of January 6th prisoners. 

Full text of the letter can be found HERE. https://gohmert.house.gov/UploadedFiles/07.24.21_MOC_Letter_DOJ_Non-Response_Jan_6_Investigation.pdf
Details for the event can also be found below. 

TUESDAY, JULY 27th, 2021
WHAT: Media Availability with Reps. Louie Gohmert, Matt Gaetz, Paul Gosar, and Marjorie Taylor Greene
TIME: 1:00 p.m. ET
LOCATION: U.S. Department of Justice – Northeast corner of Pennsylvania Ave and 9th Street NW
WHO: Open to press, including national and regional news media

“No matter whom you are in this country, you have the right to a fair trial and the right to see the evidence against you, including all potentially exculpatory or exonerating evidence.  A plea agreement should not even be offered until these requirements are met. These are basic, fundamental requirements of our law that are ingrained in the justice system of these United States. Disregarding these procedures is a violation of any American citizen’s civil rights.  

“Sadly, there are two systems of justice that exist in our country today: one for former President Trump along with those who support or don’t hate him, and the other for everyone else. What we are seeing now is harassment and persecution of Trump supporters, many of whom were not even in Washington, DC that day. Even the guilty who committed repugnant acts should not have their rights trampled just to feed the irrational hatred of former President Trump. 

“Due to reports of civil rights violations against American citizens, during investigations, prosecutions and even conditions at the D.C. Central Detention Facility where some are being held, Members of Congress have been asking for answers for months, only to be ignored by the Department of Justice, leadership of the Capitol Police and the Bureau of Prisons. This should chill every American. One would expect to see abuses of political prisoners in tyrannical third-world countries, not the United States. But we don’t know what of these claims are true because this administration refuses to answer basic questions and give accountability for what appear to be their vengeful actions.

“We have requested a meeting with the Attorney General since our previous request to assess conditions at the D.C. jail has been ignored. Everyone in this country should be concerned when matters as serious as these are politicized to the point where the rule of law and accountability is ignored. 

“The appalling events of January 6th have spurred what appears to be a vigilante mob mentality, with the FBI and DOJ seeming to believe that January 6 justifies their setting jurisprudence aside to spy on all Americans while pursuing revenge and retaliation.

  As I argued many years ago to the highest criminal court in Texas on behalf of a defendant sentenced to death after an improper trial, no matter whom the defendant is or what he is accused of, it is imperative that

Constitutional due process be afforded to ensure a result of true justice and not revenge which too often leads to injustice.”

July 24, 2021

Merrick Garland Attorney General U.S. Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20530-0001

Re: Non-Responsiveness to Questions of Status of Investigations Related to January 6th

Dear Attorney General Garland:

We, the undersigned, are writing today to let you know that we would like to meet with you in person on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 anytime between noon and 3:00 p.m. at your office to discuss the status of the January 6th prisoners and related investigations. Many letters inquiring into their status from Members of Congress have gone unanswered.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) reports that 535 people have been arrested arising out of events on January 6th at the U.S. Capitol Building. We are seven months into these matters and answers are not forthcoming.

For example, on July 6, 2021, the DOJ stated that it has released “11 new videos” related to these investigations. The undersigned offices in one form or another have been requesting the release of all 14,000 hours of raw footage from surveillance cameras. This is a matter of extreme public importance.

Several defendants have already made plea agreements, yet it does not appear that either they, or their counsel, have had access to this potentially exculpatory evidence. Every American citizen has a constitutional right to all the evidence before making any decision to go to trial, plead no contest, or plead guilty. In our oversight capacity over the DOJ, we have asked multiple times for information only to have our inquiries ignored.

In addition, we have concerns about reports of the conditions of the prison where these detainees are being held and whether, in fact, there have been instances of abuse inflicted by other prisoners or guards. We also have questions regarding whether some have been or are currently being imprisoned in solitary confinement for the purpose of punishment or as a means of cruel and unusual punishment.

We are disturbed by reports such as attorney Joseph McBride having called Amnesty International because he claims the DOJ and prison officials have allowed guards to beat his client. Mr. McBride has also stated, on the record, that dozens of those currently held for January 6th matters have been held in solitary confinement 23 hours a day.

Again, in our capacity as the people’s elected officials duly sworn to conduct oversight in these matters, our inquiries have been ignored. A partial list includes:

On February 23, 2021, Rep. Paul Gosar sent a letter to Acting Capitol Police Chief Pittman asking for information and facts, including production of the surveillance video. That letter is attached hereto. No reply was received.

On May 20, 2021, Rep. Paul Gosar followed up and renewed his request. That letter is attached. No reply was received.

On May 13, 2021, and again on July 15, 2021, Rep. Chip Roy sent a letter to you seeking information and a briefing regarding the status of the investigation. Again, these letters attached hereto and cosigned by Rep. Thomas Massie were ignored.

On June 16, 2021, Rep. Matt Gaetz sent a letter to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) asking for information and assistance. We joined him in that request. That letter is also attached. No reply was received.

On April 22, 2021, Sen. Ron Johnson sent a letter to Ms. Pittman. It is also attached. No reply has been received.

On June 24, 2021, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene sent a letter, attached hereto, and she also has not received a response.

Rep. Louie Gohmert has taken to the floor of the House as far back as March to address his concerns with the lack of factual information being provided and requesting the DOJ and the FBI to inform the public of all the circumstances.

We would also like to discuss why we were not warned that “armed extremists were planning mayhem” on January 6th? Ms. Pittman testified on February 25th this year that her office was notified in advance that “armed extremists” were targeting the peaceful rally, and potentially targeting us, as members of Congress. Yet we received no notice of this threat.

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday and talking with you about these critical issues.


Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. Member of Congress
Matt Gaetz Member of Congress

Louie Gohmert Member of Congress
Marjorie Taylor Greene Member of Congress

Cc: Lisa Monaco Deputy Attorney General U.S. Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20530-0001 https://gohmert.house.gov/UploadedFiles/07.24.21_MOC_Letter_DOJ_Non-Response_Jan_6_Investigation.pdf