Trump Demands Biden Release Jan. 6 Protesters From Prison

Former President Donald Trump recently demanded President Joe Biden release the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol protesters from prison who have been largely prosecuted by the president’s weaponized Department of Justice (DOJ).

During a packed campaign rally in Clinton, Iowa, the former president referred to the Jan. 6 protesters as “hostages” and called on the president to release them from behind bars.

“They outta release them,” the former president said during his rally. “I call them hostages, some people call them prisoners, I call them hostages.”

“Release the J6 hostages, Joe!” Trump added. “Release them, Joe! You can do them real easy, Joe. This guy, what he’s done to people.”

Since the events of Jan. 6, 2021, Biden’s DOJ has engaged in a large-scale scheme to imprison Trump supporters who protested at the Capitol three years ago.

More than 1,200 individuals who were present at the Capitol on Jan. 6, have been apprehended in connection with the protests, according to data from the DOJ. A total of 850 prison sentences have been handed to the protesters, with sentences varying based on offenses allegedly committed.

Trump’s remarks come after Biden held a rally in Valley, Forge, Pennsylvania, where he claimed that the former president and his “MAGA extremist” supporters are a grave “threat” to the U.S. The president exaggerated the events of Jan. 6 during his remarks, saying that “we nearly lost America” on that day.

Biden, like most Democrats, resurrected the false comparison between Trump and Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler, claiming that the former president and GOP frontrunner is “echoing the same exact language used in Nazi Germany,”

Before concluding his remarks, Biden yelled, “I understand power.”

Trump and Republican lawmakers have repeatedly accused the DOJ of using its power politically to prosecute the former president’s supporters.

Such an accusation comes after the department, at the behest of the Biden administration, indicted Trump four times on charges stemming from the former president’s alleged falsification of business records, hoarding classified documents, and trying to “overturn” the 2020 presidential election.

Before his rally in Clinton, Trump held a campaign event in Des Moines, Iowa, where he said that the ongoing southern border crisis is far worse than the Jan. 6 protests.

“When you talk about insurrection — that, that’s the real deal,” the former president stated.