Former President Donald Trump issued a statement on Thursday in support of the “Justice for J6” rally that is scheduled to take place on Saturday in Washington, DC. Hundreds of people are expected to attend the event. Copycat gatherings are likewise slated to occur in dozens of cities across the country.
The 75-year-old one-time amateur golfer repeated his “Big Lie” that the 2020 election was stolen and declared in a statement that was posted to Twitter by his spokeswoman, Liz Harrington, that “our hearts and minds are with the people being persecuted so unfairly relating to the January 6th protest concerning the Rigged Presidential Election. In addition to everything else, it has proven conclusively that we are a two-tiered system of justice. In the end, however, JUSTICE WILL PREVAIL!”
"Our hearts and minds are with the people being persecuted so unfairly relating to the January 6th protest concerning the Rigged Presidential Election. In addition to everything else, it has proven conclusively that we are a two-tiered system of justice… pic.twitter.com/i5e0ID0Cox
— Liz Harrington (@realLizUSA) September 16, 2021
According to the organizers of this weekend’s gathering, demonstrators are not going to engage in a tit-for-tat over the election or voice support for Trump, President Joe Biden, or any other figure. Instead, those attending will demand “justice” for the 600-plus individuals that have been charged with crimes related to the January 6th insurrection at the United States Capitol, whom its sympathizers believe are “political prisoners.”
Neither Trump nor some of his most vocal supporters in Congress, such as Republican Representatives Marjorie Taylor Green of Georgia, Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina, Paul Gosar of Arizona, or Senator Tommy Tuberville of Alabama, are anticipated to make an appearance. Nevertheless, security precautions are being undertaken to ensure the safety and security of the Capitol and the scores of federal employees that work there.
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