Republican Calls Out Trump For Calling Jan 6th Prisoners ‘Hostages’

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( – Rep. Mike Turner (R-OH) during an appearance on ABC’s “This Week” told co-host Martha Raddatz that he did not agree with how former President Donald Trump referred to the Capitol rioters and those involved in the January 6th, 2021, Capitol attack. He added that he believed in the judicial system of the United States. 

He noted that he did not believe that those who had charges filed against them were “hostages.” He added that he believed in the judicial system and that according to some reports, certain cases ended up being overturned. He then noted that this legal process would proceed and that it was obvious that former President Trump had very “strong personal” opinions relating to these cases. 

Last week, Trump noted that if he wins back the White House the first action that he would be taking is freeing all those who have been convicted and imprisoned as a result of their actions during the Jan. 6th, Capitol attack. He has also taken to calling them “hostages” and has often expressed sympathy for all those who have had charges filed against them in this case. 

In a post on his social media platform Truth Social, Trump argued that when he wins back the White House, he would close the U.S.-Mexico border, push for more drilling, and free all the Jan. 6 convicts. 

Last year Trump also spoke at a fundraiser for the Jan. 6th defendants. 

Turner, however, argued that he would not be referring to the rioters as hostages and that these were individuals who had stormed the Capitol. 

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