Rep. Louie Gohmert presented a Jan. 6 rioter released from prison on Friday an American flag flown on the U.S. Capitol.
The Texas Republican presented the flag to Dr. Simone Gold, calling her a hero. Ms. Gold was sentenced to 60 days in prison over her role in the Capitol riot.
Dr. Gold may be the definition of just what a political prisoner appears like, something I never thought Id see within america of America, Mr. Gohmert said.
Ms. Gold spoke at the Stop the Steal rally prior to the rally where she expressed criticism and doubts concerning the COVID-19 vaccine.
She actually is the founder of Americas Frontline Doctors, an organization that promoted alternative medicine to the vaccine and accused the meals and Drug Administration of lying concerning the vaccines.
Ms. Gold, who received the flag in Miami, called it an honor.
I’m honored to get this recognition from Congressman Gohmert, a genuine believer in freedom and a fierce defender of our constitutional rights, Ms. Gold said.
Mr. Gohmert is among a small number of Republicans who’ve been vocal advocates for jailed rioters linked to the Capitol riot.
Rep. Adam Kinzinger, Illinois Republican, who sits on the Jan. 6 committee, called the move sick.
Mr. Kinzinger and Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming will be the only Republicans on the panel.