Reading a report by the Associated Press that the Biden administration has decided to issue travel restrictions to certain members of the Cuban government because they forced the detention of a few hundred protestors.
These hapless Cuban protesters are considered political prisoners. That begs a question. What does our Justice Department use for its justification to throw in prison a few hundred demonstrators who were just present at last year’s D.C. Capitol protest? I am not referring to those hooligans who actually broke into the place and destroyed government property. I am referring to those who remained outside and were protesting peacefully under the protection of their First Amendment rights.
However, as our attorney general recently announced, the Justice Department is still looking for even more bystanders to prosecute. Those already in our jails for months are surely considered political prisoners. They are detained under orders from the Jan. 6 committee, an absurdly political grand standing effort. This partisan committee comprises anti-Trump, ultraliberal Democrats and a RINO from Wisconsin. There is no justification for detaining the protesters while the Justice Department is still desperately searching for a way to charge them for a crime that they did not commit by any constitutional standard. Perhaps, the Cuban government ought to slap sanctions on our truth-challenged government officials, starting with Biden and the AG, who incidentally, and thankfully, never made it to the Supreme Court.
Dirk van Ulden