GOP Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert demands Justice Department explain why Capitol rioters are being charged and jailed while BLM rioters who attacked federal buildings are NOT

 US Rep. Lauren Boebert, of Colorado, led House Republicans demanding the Justice Department explain its reportedly different treatment of the Jan. 6 Capitol Hill rioters verses those of the 2020 Black Matter rioters who attacked federal buildings. 

In a letter, Boebert and 10 other Republican representatives asked US Attorney General Merrick Garland address what they called an 'inconsistent application of the law with respect to rioters across the country.' 

The letter goes on to claim that Oregon prosecutors have signed off on at least a dozen 'deferred resolution agreements in federal felony cases' from clashes in last year's BLM protests, while some Jan. 6 rioters have been held in solitary confinement. 

During the Jan. 6 Capitol Hill riot, participants clashed with Capitol police, taking down the barricades at set up at the building

During the Jan. 6 Capitol Hill riot, participants clashed with Capitol police, taking down the barricades at set up at the building 

An Associated Press photographer is shown being assaulted by rioters. The man with the skull grey cap in the center was identified as Alan William Byerly

An Associated Press photographer is shown being assaulted by rioters. The man with the skull grey cap in the center was identified as Alan William Byerly

Protestors flooded the streets throughout the nation in 2020 following the killing of George Floyd in May. Protestors can be seen here in Chicago

Protestors flooded the streets throughout the nation in 2020 following the killing of George Floyd in May. Protestors can be seen here in Chicago

Some of the BLM protests turned violent and destructive as a protest in Atlanta led to a fire at a local Wendy's on June, 13, 2020

Some of the BLM protests turned violent and destructive as a protest in Atlanta led to a fire at a local Wendy's on June, 13, 2020

U.S. Rep Lauren Boebert, a Colorado Republican, led 10 other House Republicans demanding Capital Hill rioters be treated the same as BLM rioters

U.S. Rep Lauren Boebert, a Colorado Republican, led 10 other House Republicans demanding Capital Hill rioters be treated the same as BLM rioters

Those who joined Boebert were Reps. Andy Biggs, Andrew Clyde, Jeff Duncan, Bob Good, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Louie Gohmert, Jody Hice, Thomas Massie, Ralph Norman and W. Gregory Steube. 

While most of those involved in the Jan. 6 riots are not in prison, dozens are being held in the Washington D.C. jail awaiting their trial, The Guardian reports. 

Joseph  McBride, who represents Richard 'Bigo' Barnett, 60, of Arkansas - the man known for putting his feet up on Speaker Nancy Pelosi's desk - claimed that the guards are 'roughing up' the siege suspects to show solidarity with law enforcement who protected the Capitol.

They also claimed to be confined in cells the 'size of a walk-in closets' for up 24 hours a day and say they are being treated like 'domestic terrorists.'


A total of 581 people have been arrested and charged so far, according to Insider

During the BLM protests last year, dozens of federal buildings were vandalized and law enforcement agents were injured during the more violent outburst.  

Seven men in Portland, Ore., where the protests became especially heated, face federal charges for defacing a federal courthouse and assaulting federal officers last July, CBS reported.  

Protestors in Kenosha, Wis., set fire to a building on Aug. 24, 2020 during the BLM movement

Protestors in Kenosha, Wis., set fire to a building on Aug. 24, 2020 during the BLM movement

The Jan. 6 Capital Hill rioters can be seen using a ladder to force their way into the Capitol building

The Jan. 6 Capital Hill rioters can be seen using a ladder to force their way into the Capitol building

The rioters scaled the west wall of the building, breaking windows and doors as they stormed their way inside

The rioters scaled the west wall of the building, breaking windows and doors as they stormed their way inside

The AP reported that nearly 10,000 people were arrested during the height of the BLM protests.  

The vast majority of charges against the protestors were dropped.   

'DOJ's apparent unwillingness to punish individuals who committed crimes during the spring and summer 2020 protests stands in stark contrast to the treatment of the individuals charged in connection with the breach of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.,' said Tuesday's letter from the 1 House 1members.

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