Protesters successfully shut down a press conference held by Republican lawmakers on the treatment of individuals arrested for their alleged participation in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.
On Tuesday, a group of Republican lawmakers, including Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), and Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) gathered outside the Department of Justice to push for more details on the treatment of individuals who were arrested in connection with the violence at the Capitol.
However, protesters with whistles and signs interrupted the event forcing the lawmakers to bring it to an end.
Greene addressed the protesters as she said, “To the guy that’s blowing the whistle: we are not deterred.”
“And so for anyone that’s here, being an activist and yelling today, here’s the statement that I need everyone to understand: we will not back down, we will not stop asking questions, we are looking for the truth. And we believe the truth can be found by reaching out and answering and asking the right questions to the right people,” she added.
As she spoke, an unidentified man interrupted and said, “The left is interrupting the press conference. We need to end it.”
Watch the video below:
WATCH: Protesters interrupt news conference with Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene, Matt Gaetz and others on January 6th. Press conference ends.
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Republicans have repeatedly raised concerns that some individuals who were arrested for their alleged participation in the riot are reportedly being held in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day.
Some Congressional Democrats have even decried the conditions for the dozens of defendants who are being held while awaiting trial.
The truncated press conference came as the House select committee investigating the riot held its first day of hearings.
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