Matt Gaetz and MTG ‘trespass’ into prison holding Capitol rioters

Matt Gaetz and MTG ‘trespass’ into prison holding Capitol rioters
A group of GOP lawmakers were turned away from a Washington DC prison as they attempted to inspect the conditions of Capitol rioters.

A group of GOP lawmakers were turned away from a Washington DC prison as they attempted to inspect the conditions of Capitol rioters.

Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene were among the group warned they were trespassing and obstructing the entrance to the correctional facility.

The pair live-tweeted their attempt, along with Louie Gohmert and Paul Gosar, to make contact with prisoners held on charges related to eh 6 January attack on the Capitol.

It comes after their press conference at the Department of Justice to counter the start of the 6 January commission on Tuesday was shut down early by protesters.

The four Republicans have been calling on Attorney General Merrick Garland to answer questions on the status of the prisoners and related investigations.

Dozens of defendants remain in jail awaiting trial, with some alleging harsh treatment like solitary confinement and another, Ronald Sandlin, alleging beatings andmental tortureat the hands of correctional officers.

This is a developing story.

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