Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee is angry that only about 300 people have been arrested for the rioting in the Capitol on January 6th when there were 40,000 Trump supporters in town that day “with the mindset to overturn a legitimate election and to kill the Speaker, the Vice President, and Members of Congress…What kind of justice is that?”
I can’t believe I have to explain this to someone over the age of five, much less a Congress member of over 25 years' standing, but here goes:
They weren’t arrested because they didn’t commit a crime. What you’re pushing is called “guilt by association,” an idea Democrats used to oppose. The 40,000 peaceful pro-Trump protesters were just exercising their First Amendment rights, which they have a right to do…you know, under the First Amendment.
One Twitter commenter suggested that Lee was advocating arresting people just for thinking. I can see how that would be advantageous for politicians like her.