Nancy Mace says she will NOT visit Jan. 6 prisoners with other GOP lawmakers – but demands that all ‘political violence’ like Antifa and BLM protesters be treated the same as Capitol rioters
- Oversight Committee Representative Nancy Mace will not join her GOP colleagues visiting Jan. 6 prisoners at a DC jail
- Mace said groups like Antifa and Black Lives Matter should be treated the same as the January 6 rioters
- Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is leading efforts with Oversight Chairman James Comer to bring in a congressional delegation to interview inmates and employees
Nancy Mace will not be joining some of her GOP colleagues who plan to do a jail visit to those serving time in prison for their role in the Jan. 6 Capitol attack.
House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer confirmed Thursday that his office is working with Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene to arrange a trip to speak with those persecuted for the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riots.
Comer, Greene, and Louisiana Rep. Clay Higgins wrote a letter to Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser asking for information and documentation about “January 6 inmates,” as well as demanding steps to allow a congressional delegation to visit the prison and speak with inmates and employees.
“I’m not joining them,” Mace, who sits on the oversight committee, said in an interview with CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday morning.
She said “members of Antifa and Black Lives Matter” should be treated the same as the rioters involved in the attack on the Capitol.
South Carolina Rep. Nancy Mace, a member of the Oversight Committee, said she would not join her GOP colleagues in visiting prisoners held at a DC jail for their involvement in the Capitol Riot. January 6.
Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (left) is leading efforts with Chairman of Oversight James Comer (right) to lead a delegation to interview prisoners and employees
Rioters from the attack more than two years ago are still being held in a DC jail
Greene has already visited the jail where those charged with crimes related to the attack are being held and is now leading efforts to have a full congressional delegation visit.
Mace pushed back against Fox News host Tucker Carlson, framing the more than 40,000 hours of footage that day as most people peacefully “visited” the Capitol.
“There was violence that day – you can’t deny that,” Mace said, adding that she wished House Speaker Kevin McCarthy had released the footage to multiple outlets, not only at Fox.
She, however, also pointed to the hypocrisy in the handling of the rioters during the January 6 attack compared to those of other more left-leaning groups.
“It was a dark day in our history. But so was the summer of 2020,’ Mace continued and lamented, “We saw very few arrests when there were attacks by an organization, members of Antifa and Black Lives Matter.”
“I had my house spray painted two summers ago, and no one was held responsible for it,” she said.
“And so we have to make sure – if there is going to be political violence in this country, regardless of your political affiliation, everyone is treated and should be treated the same.”
Mace said members of groups like Antifa and Black Lives Matter should be treated the same as the January 6 rioters. Pictured: Tucker Carlson released new footage from January 6, 2021 after receiving over 40,000 hours of surveillance video from that day
Mace said she wants to make sure anyone in jail gets help from Congress if they claim their civil rights have been violated.
“I’ve done a lot of civil rights work over the years as a state legislator and as a congressman. In fact, the very first bill I filed or helped work on in my freshman year was with Hakeem Jeffries on a civil rights bill,’ she explained.
“I would tell you that anyone who is placed in solitary confinement or in prison, regardless of their political affiliation, if they feel that their civil rights have been violated, then we, as members of Congress, should help them. “, she said. “And that’s something I’ve worked on a lot over the years and something I respect.”
“I was the most senior member of the civil rights committee on oversight with Jamie Raskin last year. This is something we should all be concerned about, the constitutional rights of the citizens of this country.