House Republicans are reportedly planning a trip to the Washington, D.C., jail where Jan. 6 defendants are being held, according to The Hill.
The effort is being led by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) working in conjunction with House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. James Comer (R-Ky).
Both Comer and Greene said a letter will be sent later this week to other lawmakers with more details about the trip.
“We’re going to be addressing the human rights abuse, such as the fact that they’ve been held in solitary confinement up to 23 hours a day, denied the ability to see their families,” Greene said.
Greene previously visited some Jan. 6 rioters in the D.C. jail in November 2021.
This time around, she said the trip is open to every member of Congress who wants to attend and Greene is hoping that some Democrats on the Oversight Committee will join her.
Meanwhile, Comer is not sure if he will accompany Greene, but he is positive some other Republicans will be there.
“It’s not high on my list. We’ll see what my schedule looks like,” Comer said of the trip. “There are a lot of members that have expressed an interest in going with her to that prison – more than I would have first anticipated.”
At least 1,000 people have been arrested so far in connection with the Jan. 6 riot and about 518 have pleaded guilty to federal crimes, according to the Department of Justice.
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