So far, it looks like late-night host Stephen Colbert’s staffers who were arrested for taking part in the January 6th Capitol raid are receiving better treatment than most. Fox News host Tucker Carlson demands equal treatment for the staffers which includes being held in solitary confinement. Capitol Police have reportedly charged Colbert staffers with unlawful entry to the U.S. House of Representatives.
“Nine individuals were arrested on Thursday night for entering the Longworth House Office Building, which was closed to the public at that point, after they previously had been escorted out of another building for trying to conduct interviews related to the January 6 committee hearings,” The Daily Wire reported. The staffers were found near the offices of Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).
“We learned that last night producers for Stephen Colbert’s show on CBS committed insurrection at the United States Capitol,” Carlson started off the segment. “The point of them being there was to harass sitting members of Congress — Marjorie Taylor Greene, Lauren Boebert.”
The Fox News host said the Colbert staffers were “charged with unlawful entry into the Capitol complex — now that’s the exact same charge that many January 6 defendants face.”
“We’ll just get right to it: It’s likely that some members of Stephen Colbert’s team will be held in solitary confinement for a year and a half without being charged,” he asserted. “Why? Because this is an insurrection.”
“Joking aside,” Carlson continued, “how could they not be held for a year and half in solitary confinement without being charged? Because the precedent is in place. And how in the world can Adam Schiff, again, who spent the last year and a half eliminating the civil liberties of Trump voters on the basis of January 6, do the exact same thing and not face punishment?”
Republicans have accused Schiff of letting in the Colbert staffers.
WUSA9 confirmed last year that certain January 6 defendants are being held in jail without bond before their trials.
One such J6 protester was man named Jacob Lang, a January 6 defendant who spoke with The Daily Wire earlier this year, said he spent 200 days in solitary confinement — which included 23 hours a day alone in a cell — and has been in jail since 10 days after the Capitol riot in 2020.
Lang says he was saving lives from police brutality. He said he attempted to pull the body of Rosanne Boyland out of a Capitol tunnel after “police beat her on the ground and pushed a massive swarm of people on top of her.” Boyland died that day.